Staff profiles

Director of Finance & Commercial Services, Diane Aderyn

Diane AderynDiane Aderyn has been at the University of Bath since 1993. She began her financial career in commercial accountancy, moving to the University of Manchester in 1984. She rose through a number of key financial posts and was appointed Deputy Bursar at Manchester in 1990, a position she held for three years before winning promotion to the University of Bath as Director of Finance.

In her nineteen years at Bath she has implemented financial structures that are innovative within the higher education sector. She is a member of the Executive team of the University which is responsible for the day-to-day and strategic management of the institution and attends all committees within the University which have a financial role, the main ones being Council and Finance Committee.

She is active on the British Universities Finance Directors Group and represents the University on the Board of Trustees of the Herschel House Museum.


University Secretary, Mark Humphriss

Mark HumphrissMark Humphriss graduated with a BA in French and Economics from Reading University. He qualified in 1994 as a Chartered Secretary and was elected Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators in 2003.

Prior to joining the University of Bath in 2007, he worked for the Church of England in a variety of roles. This included a major review of the structures of the Church of England, working for a national charity on secondment, responsibility for the Church’s national budget and involvement with the 11 universities of Church of England foundation.
As University Secretary he is Secretary of the University Council and his responsibilities include the Student Immigration Service, international student recruitment, the Secretariat, the Legal Office, emergency management, oversight of degree ceremonies and other major events, ethics and the Dental Centre. He chairs the Equality & Diversity and Health & Safety Committees and, as part of the senior management team, is involved in a range of other matters across the University.
He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Heads of University Administration. He is a director of the Office of the Independent Adjudicator and member of its Finance Committee, a Governor of the Royal United Hospitals, Trustee of the Holburne Museum and chair of its Higher Education Strategy Board and Company Secretary of Designability.

Director of Policy & Planning, Dr Nicky Kemp

Dr Nicky Kemp Nicky Kemp joined the University of Bath in 1997 as a member of the Registrar's Office. She had central responsibility for quality support, including QAA subject reviews, institutional audit and collaborative partnerships with regional FE colleges.

In 1999, she became Executive Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor, working closely with the top management team to develop and support the implementation of institutional initiatives, policies and strategies. She plays a key role in supporting corporate and annual planning, liaison with the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and risk management.

In 2008 she was appointed Director of Policy and Planning. From February 2008 to April 2012 she also had responsibility for the University's Corporate Communications Services.

Nicky graduated from the University of Bath in 1983 with a BSc in Applied Biology and received a PhD in Zoology from the University of London in 1987. She also obtained an MA in Historical Studies from the University of Greenwich in 1990. Prior to joining the University of Bath as a member of staff, she was a Faculty Registrar for the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Greenwich.