New Executive Director of HR for Newcastle University

Newcastle University welcome Executive Director of Human Resources.

‘At Newcastle University we recently engaged DixonWalter to lead the process for the appointment of our Executive Director of HR. They produced a very strong list of candidates and offered us a clear insight. Their contribution was very significant and powerful.’ Dr John Hogan, Registrar

Judith Whitaker has been appointed as our new Executive Director of Human Resources. She will take up the post in the New Year, 9 January.

Judith (pictured) comes to the University from Maximus, an American health service provider. Previously she was Chief Operating Officer at Aston University after a long period at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency where she undertook an impressive change management programme.

Welcoming the appointment, John Hogan, Registrar, said: “I am delighted that we have recruited someone with Judith’s expertise and experience. We welcome the particular strengths which she will bring to our team. This appointment will put us in a strong position to support our ambitions.”

Commenting on the announcement, Judith Whitaker said: ” This is an exciting time to be joining Newcastle University and I am delighted to be able to contribute to future objectives. I am looking forward to learning more about the University and supporting the provision of world class teaching and research. On a personal note I am really excited about returning to Newcastle, which is a great city and starting this brilliant job.”

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Mike Dixon

Housing and Regeneration


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