Dean is currently Director of Human Resources for Richmond University, a private liberal arts university and the only UK University able to award joint UK and US degrees. Dean has executive level responsibility for the full range of people, estates and IT strategies, policies and programmes within the university.
Dean’s senior level HR experience spans over 30 years, gained across private, public and higher education sectors and includes:

  • HR Director for Kingston University, Royal College of Art and Richmond University
  • Head of HR for HM Prison Service, Pension Disability & Carers Service, Dept for Work & Pensions, Home Office, Pearl Assurance and NatWest
  • Strategic reward consultancy assignments for Loughborough and Middlesex universities.

Dean’s areas of expertise include strategic workforce planning; organisational mergers; reward & recognition; cultural change & development; designing & developing People Strategies and revitalising & refocussing HR teams. Dean is also now currently leading all people, estates and IT projects in relation to the University’s forthcoming campus move.

Within the HE sector, Dean has served as Chair, M25 HR Directors group and Vice Chair, UHR. Dean is also a regular speaker at national and international HE events and has led reward projects recognised as CIPD Awards Finalists.

Dean is professionally qualified, holding both Chartered Fellow CIPD and an MSc (Distinction) in Strategic HRM. He is also accredited in the full range of Human Synergistic cultural transformation and leadership tools.

Outside of work Dean is a regular marathon runner, having completed over 30 marathons world-wide.

Dean is a member of the Trust Board’s Buildings, Finance and Resources Committee.