The University Secretary is Secretary to the University Court, the University’s governing body, and has overall responsibility for a range of central professional services.
These include: development and alumni; international; communications and marketing; student services; governance and strategic planning; human resources and internal audit.
Sarah Smith was appointed as University Secretary in 2013.
She joins Edinburgh from the Scottish Government, where she was Director of Learning and Head of Policy Profession.
Ms Smith spent a secondment year with the University in 2007 as Associate Vice-Principal and was largely responsible for devising the University’s Internationalisation Strategy.