Corporate Services Group

Vice Principal Corporate Services and team

Summary biography and contact details for Corporate Services Vice Principal's Office staff.

Dr Catherine Martin

Vice Principal Corporate Services Group

  • Corporate Services Group

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University of Edinburgh
Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1HT

Dr Catherine Martin holds an MA in English Literature & French and a PhD in French Literature & Language.

After teaching French at the University of St Andrews, she trained as a chartered accountant, working in audit and corporate finance for global accountancy firms, Arthur Andersen, Deloitte and Mazars LLP.

Dr Martin joined the University of Glasgow in 2010 as College Secretary in the College of Arts, from which position she moved to the University of Edinburgh in 2015.

Catherine is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was until recently a member of the Arts & Humanities Research Council audit committee.

Having held a variety of other non-executive director and trustee roles, she is currently on the board of Edinburgh University Press Ltd, Edinburgh Innovations Ltd and is a member of the Scotland Advisory Group for Parkinson's UK.

Dr Martin can be contacted via her PA, Catherine Kirk, on the telephone number above, or direct by email.

 

Ashley Shannon

Director of Operations

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University of Edinburgh
Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1HT

 

 

David Brown

Director of Strategic Partnerships

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University of Edinburgh
Charles Stewart House
9 - 16 Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1HT

 

Patrick Kilduff

Executive Partnerships Manager

  • Corporate Services Group

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University of Edinburgh
Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1HT

 

Chris MacLean

Risk Manager

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University of Edinburgh
Charles Stewart House
9 -16 Chambers Street

City
Edinburgh
Post Code
EH1 1HT

Chris has over thirty years of Planning, Operations, and Risk Management experience drawn from military, government, corporate and private business perspectives. Before coming to The University of Edinburgh, he developed and implemented new government-wide Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) policy and practice for the Province of British Columbia, Canada, for the integration of risk management into business planning across diverse ministries and Crown corporations. Prior to this he served as an officer in the Canadian Forces. 

In his current role, Chris is responsible for facilitating the implementation of the risk management framework and process across the University, assisting with the analysis of operational level risk and the roll-up of significant risks to the strategic level, and providing risk management advice and assistance to all organizations within the University.

Chris holds an MA in Leadership from Royal Roads University, a BA in Political Science from The University of Western Ontario, and a Certified Risk Manager designation from Simon Fraser University.   

 

Derek Mckim

Business Continuity Manager

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University of Edinburgh
Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1HT

The Business Continuity Manager is part of Risk and Resilience Services, and is responsible to the Risk Manager for:

  • Developing and implementing the University’s BCM Policy and Framework and BCM Programme.
  • Supporting Colleges, Professional Services Groups and Subsidiary Corporations to enhance their resilience with the development of cross-University procedures, templates and methodologies.
  • Providing bespoke Business Continuity advice and assistance to all organisations within the university.  

 

Jeff Douce

Emergency Manager

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University of Edinburgh
Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1HT

 

Catherine Kirk

PA to Vice-Principal (Interim) Corporate Services Group

  • Corporate Services Group

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Charles Stewart House
Chambers Street

City
Edinburgh
Post Code
EH1 1HT

Catherine joined Corporate Services as PA to the Director in September 2009 having been with the University of Edinburgh since 2006, previously working in the School of GeoSciences and in the cross-college International Development Centre. Prior to joining the University Catherine spent a number of years living and working in Japan as an English language instructor and teacher trainer, and completing her degree in Japanese Studies at University of Stirling, moved back in to an administrative career on her return to the UK. 

 

Susan Ryan

Services Admin Supervisor

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University of Edinburgh
Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street

City
Edinburgh
Post Code
EH1 1HT

 Susan is responsible for overseeing and supervising the day-to-day building-related operations of Charles Stewart House including reception and support services staff.

 

Aga Sagan

Services Co-ordinator

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University of Edinburgh
Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street

City
Edinburgh
Post Code
EH 1HT

Aga provides Reception and Servitorial duties to Charles Stewart House.

Milena (Millie) Folta-Banaszkiewicz

Receptionist

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University of Edinburgh
Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street

City
Edinburgh
Post Code
EH1 1HT

Availability

  • 09:00-17:00 Monday - Tuesday