The Principal's Office

Mr Lee Hamill

Lee Hamill is the Director of Finance.

The Director of Finance has a direct reporting relationship to the Principal with respect to strategic and professional matters and in support of the latter’s role as Accounting Officer.  The Director of Finance is a key member of Corporate Services team reporting to the Director of Corporate Services.  

Areas of responsibility

  • Overall management of the central Finance department of 160 staff and responsible for the professional financial standards of the finance community in the three Colleges and Support Groups.
  • Providing advice to the Principal and University on Strategic Finance matters
  • Assessing and advising on the financial implications for the University of the UK and Scotland funding environments for research and education
  • Putting in place appropriate funding for the next period of the University’s development
  • Ensuring effective investment management of the University’s endowment and liquid assets
  • Managing the financial implications of merger activity
  • Ensuring that sound business cases support the University’s investment proposals
  • Developing the efficiency and service orientation of finance processes.

Finance Department

University level committee membership

  • Estates Committee
  • Investment Committee
  • Knowledge Strategy Committee
  • Policy and Resources Committee
  • Risk Management Committee
  • Senior Leadership Team
  • Social Responsibility and Sustainability Committee
  • University Executive

Contact details

Lee can be contacted via his PA Maureen Connelly via email to or at the details below:

Mr Lee Hamill

Director of Finance

  • University of Edinburgh
  • Finance Department

Contact details



Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street

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