The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Finance and Commercial Services
In 1995, Denise was appointed Director of Finance at the University of Kent and has since taken on a broader range of responsibilities since becoming Deputy Vice-Chancellor in 2008. Areas of responsibility include Commercial Services, legal services, Value for Money and Internal Audit. The following department heads report to Denise:
- Director of Finance
- Head of Internal Audit Services
- Procurement Manager
- Director of Commercial Services
Denise is also the Equality and Diversity champion for age.
A graduate of the University of Kent, Denise qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers and Lybrand (now PwC) in 1982. She then spent a further 5 years in the accountancy profession, working in both national and local firms in a General Practice role, advising small and medium sized businesses. Denise moved into the University sector and became the first internal auditor at Cranfield University, Bedford, in 1989. After a few months, Denise was appointed Financial Controller, a post she held for 5 years before moving to Kent.
Denise is a Governor at the Spires, Folkstone and Marlowe Academies, where she chairs the Finance Committees.