Ms Alison Jones
University Secretary (Director of Planning, Legal and Governance)
Alison joined the University in November 2013 and is responsible for corporate and academic governance: strategic and operational planning; project management and business improvement; corporate and academic governance; policy advice and guidance and executive support.
Alison has twenty years of experience of the higher education sector and prior to joining the University was the Head of Strategic Planning at Leeds Beckett University. Her first degree was in Literature and Philosophy and she has a Master's degree in Strategic Decision Making.
She is a member of the Association of Heads of University Administration and is on the Executive Committee of the Higher Education Strategic Planners Association and is a member of sector steering groups on the use of third party data and the longitudinal destination of leavers of higher education survey.
She has also been a member of the Higher Education Academy working group on using the outputs of the NSS for academic quality enhancement, and contributed to the HEA publication Making it Count which drew together best practice from across the sector. Alison is also a Trustee of the Leeds Weekend Care Association; a charity providing respite care for children with disabilities.
- PA: Julie Prudhoe