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Winnie Eley appointed Vice-President (International) at the University of Southampton

Published: 25 June 2018
Winnie Eley
Winnie Eley, Vice-President (International)

The University of Southampton has appointed Winnie Eley as its new Vice-President (International). She will take up the post on 1 October, 2018.

An experienced senior manager with a truly global outlook, Winnie Eley has spent the last two decades in advancing education participation, devising international and institutional strategy, and refining associated whole-institution approach and associated systems in strategy execution. She arrives in Southampton after five years as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International and Advancement) at The University of Newcastle in Australia.

“Simply Better is an important strategy to Southampton underpinned by collegiality, sustainability, quality and internationalisation - all these four principles are very dear to my heart,” said Winnie. “I look forward to joining and contributing to a global university that truly embraces diversity and cares to have a deliberate university-wide international strategy that will give Southampton lasting advantages and impact globally.”

Professor Sir Christopher Snowden, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southampton said: “I’m delighted to welcome Winnie to Southampton where I believe her skills, experience and leadership in global engagement will make our University even more visible and interactive on the international stage.”

Winnie Eley has volunteered, studied, lived and worked across continents from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania to the United Kingdom. She has also worked at the British Council in Nigeria and Hong Kong.

At The University of Newcastle, she is a member of the Executive Committee taking strategic leadership of the University's global engagement and representation; institutional partnerships and reputation; alumni relations and philanthropy; sponsorship and student mobility. She also contributes to the achievement of the University's vision 2025, NeW Futures Strategic Plan (2016-2025) and NeW Strategic Directions (2013-2015).

An appointed auditor for the Quality Assurance Committee (2014-2019) of University Grants Committee in Hong Kong, Winnie Eley is also a member of the International Academic Advisory Committee for both QS-APPLE and QS-MAPLE. At the University of Nottingham, she earned a first degree in education and MBA, and had postgraduate research experience through study in MPhil. She is pursuing a DBA in Higher Education management at the University of Bath.

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