Louise Parr-Morley held previously senior leadership positions at University of Winchester, University of Plymouth, Queen Mary University London, Birmingham City University, Middlesex University and Coventry University. She also brings with her wider commercial acumen gained outside the higher education sector from her roles with BBC Worldwide, Pearson and BAE systems, amongst others.

On joining the University, Louise said: “I am delighted to be joining Aston University as it charts its new strategy and ambitions for the future to 2030. This is an exciting time and I am looking forward to adding value as a member of the team.”

Commenting on her appointment, Professor Aleks Subic said: Louise is a highly experienced CFO in both the UK business and higher education sectors, having spent her career working across large commercial organisations and several UK universities where her work led to lasting improvements."