Fri, December 14, 2018 - 21:19

Chief Executive to step down

Jackie Berry has announced that she will step down as Chief Executive of Hull University Union in February 2018 after four years in the role.


Jackie Berry commented. “It has been a real privilege to lead HUU for the past four years. It’s a fantastic Students’ Union with a passionate staff team who are committed to making a real difference to the lives of our amazing students on campus. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Hull during which time there has been real change at HUU as well as on campus. We have also built a strong and clear relationship with the University, which enhances the student experience and helps us deliver our goals.


I am looking forward to the next step in my career working with my husband on our business in the North York Moors, as well as doing some part time consultancy.


The senior management team will continue to build on the work so far, continuing with our mission to enhance the lives of every students studying at the University of Hull. I am committed to working with officers and trustees to ensure that there is a smooth transition period until the new CEO is appointed.


It is an exciting opportunity, both for HUU and for the individual who takes on the role of leading our amazing team.  The recent announcement of £4.5m to be spent in Student Central demonstrates the Universities commitment to supporting us to help our members get the most out of their University experience.”


President Osaro Otobo commented: “On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Jackie for her contribution and commitment to HUU. We wish her every success in her future endeavours and the next stage of her career.”


Jackie will remain in her permanent post until the 2nd February before taking on an interim role working two days per week supporting the Union on a number of key projects. The Union will now begin the process of recruiting a new Chief Executive.

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