Key strategic appointment
The University has appointed Hugh Edmiston as Director of the Corporate Services Group.
Mr Edmiston will take up the role on 1 September. He succeeds Vice-Principal Nigel Paul, who will retire in the summer.
Mr Edmiston is currently College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine Registrar, a position he has held since September 2010.
Prior to this he was Director of Operations at the Roslin Institute.
As Director of Corporate Services, Mr Edmiston will be responsible for the strategic development and efficient delivery of a wide range of the University’s professional, operational and commercially orientated services.
He will have responsibility for a core budget of £54 million, commercial activities of £60 million and around 2,000 staff members.
I am delighted to announce the appointment of Hugh as the next Director of Corporate Services. Hugh is a highly respected colleague who brings with him a wealth of experience and skills relevant to the post. I do not doubt that he will make an excellent Director of Corporate Services and I look forward very much to working with him in that role.