Appointment of New Chief Operating Officer
Posted 10th January 2023
The University of Salford are delighted to announce that Neil Scott will be joining the University in the role of Chief Operating Officer following the successful and competitive search carried out by Dixon Walter.
Since 2014, Neil has been Chief Operating Officer at Aston University, where he had operational responsibilities for teams in finance, digital services, transformation/project management, estates, commercial services, legal and governance. Prior to this he held the role of Chief Finance Officer at Hull University.
Neil brings with him over thirty years of multi-sector experience across retail and leisure sectors, the motor industry and higher education. Neil will join the team at Salford from Monday 16 January 2023.
Best of luck Neil from everyone here at Dixon Walter!
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Emma Wilkins of Dixon Walter, led the recruitment campaign for this key appointment. It follows successful academic leadership appointments elsewhere for the University. Emma has taken much time to understand the institution and provide key advice on how to market the opportunities to ensure the best talent is found.
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