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Mark Humphriss
Mark Humphriss

Internal News - 07 December 2006

New University Secretary is appointed

Mark Humphriss has been appointed University Secretary with effect from 19 February 2007. He will be responsible for the Secretariat and the Legal Office and will advise the principal governance bodies of the University.

Mark has worked for the Church of England at national level in a variety of roles over the past 17 years.

Since 2003 he has been Head of Financial Policy of the Archbishops’ Council which has involved him in a broad range of strategic issues across the Church of England, besides negotiating and managing the Church’s national budget of £25million. He has had significant contact with the Church’s interests in the universities of Anglican foundation and has been particularly involved in the relocation of part of Roehampton University and in the formation of the University of Cumbria.

Mark has had substantial involvement in a wide range of legal issues and responsibility for key aspects of the Church’s national committee structure. His earlier career included a major review of the structures of the Church of England and working for a national charity on secondment. He was for five years on the board (latterly as Vice-Chair) of a medium-sized charity in London that has been very successful in finding employment and training opportunities for the unemployed.

He graduated from Reading University in 1989 in French and Economics. He qualified in 1994 as a Chartered Secretary and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators.

Mark is much looking forward to his new role and to contributing to the life and development of the University.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Glynis Breakwell, said: "The search for a new University Secretary has been a long process but in Mark Humphriss I believe we have now found the right person to help this University to even greater success in the next few years."