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Huw Williams

Huw Williams

Huw Williams has held the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the University of Salford since February 2019.

He joins from the University of South Wales (USW), where he worked from 1992 to 2019.

A qualified chartered accountant and lawyer, he worked for Deloitte Haskins and Sells and its international companies from 1985, until moving into the higher education sector.

Huw has senior leadership experience with a track record of delivery at USW, leading a multi-location £120m estates programme, overseeing the implementation of IT projects such as CRM for student applications and the replacement of HR and Finance systems.

He oversaw the establishment of the USW Dubai campus, as well as being executive lead for organisational development.

He values partnership-working and has used his skills to great effect negotiating a cyber-village and considerable investment, as part of a collaboration with the university, further education college and local authority in Cardiff.

Huw is currently leading the University’s work with Salford City Council to deliver a visionary masterplan and private sector partner for the redevelopment of the University district within Salford.

The role of COO at the University of Salford combines a focus on visionary strategic leadership of professional services with successful operational delivery.