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Award for Finance Director

Jon Gorringe, the University’s Director of Finance, has been named 2011 Finance Director of the Year for the public/not-for-profit sector in Scotland.

Jon Gorringe

The annual awards honour the contribution made by finance directors towards the success of their respective organisations.


Jon has managed the University's finances through the recession and the subsequent reduction in public funding.

He has led the financial aspects of the negotiations for the mergers of the Roslin Institute and Edinburgh College of Art into the University.


Under Jon's leadership, Finance has worked to drive efficiencies in financial transaction processes.

This has allowed the department to cope with the 50 per cent growth in the University’s turnover over the last five years, with the minimum increase in staffing.

Externally, Jon is deputy chairman of UMSR (the UK universities' terrorism mutual), which has 109 institutions as members with covers valued in excess of £60 billion.