University of Winchester announces appointment of Sarah Pook as Director of Finance and Planning

14 Oct 2022

The University of Winchester is delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah Pook as its new Director of Finance and Planning.

Sarah will join Winchester in January 2023 from the University of Southampton, where she is currently Executive Director, Finance and Planning. A member of the University Executive, she is responsible for the Directorate of Finance, Planning and Analytics, as well as the stewardship of finances, budgeting and preparation of financial statements.

Prior to joining the higher education sector 11 years ago, Sarah had senior roles within local government, including as Deputy County Treasurer at Hampshire County Council, with responsibility for a team of 480. She has significant experience of strategic leadership and organisational development and of working with partner organisations and government departments, including the Department for Education.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Sarah Greer said of Sarah's appointment: "I am delighted that Sarah Pook is joining the team here at Winchester in this important role and I look forward to working with her and welcoming her to the University in the new year. Her wealth of experience and expertise will be a hugely important addition to the team as the University delivers its ambitious plans to be a leading university in the south of England."

Sarah Pook said: "I'm excited to be joining Winchester as it develops a refreshed strategy. It is a university with a real focus on the future and has great opportunities ahead of it."

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