New appointments in IS&T

August 15th, 2014 | Posted by Jennifer Kennedy in Staff

Following the move of Aline Hayes to be IT Director at Sheffield City Council, two new interim appointments were made recently in IS&T.

Leon Etherington has taken on the role of Interim Director of IS&T

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Leon joined the University last November as Head of Corporate Systems and has previously worked in both Further and Higher Education at the University of Derby. He also has many years of IT experience in Retail and Manufacturing services.

Leon will be concentrating on ensuring IS&T continues to improve its services, particularly around crucial events such as Clearing and Start of Year processes, whilst making sure strategically important initiatives gain traction, working in partnership with colleagues across the Directorates, Faculties and Students.

Magali Fleurot will be supporting Leon in her capacity of Executive Support.

Emma Jeffrey is the new interim Head of Corporate Systems

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Emma has been working as a Service Manager in Corporate Systems for the last 18 months and will maintain the overall guardianship of the Student Management Team during her appointment.  She will be supported by Aileen Sheehan-Eracieous and Trish Bower.

Emma has worked in a number of different organisations, both public and private sector, and has a background in IT Management, Project and Programme Management. Emma is hoping to use her experience in these fields to support the continued development of Corporate Systems as a Service to the University. She is an ITIL professional and has a keen interest in agile methods of system development and will be working with colleagues to establish new ways of working and to embed best practice into our services.

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