Mr Christopher Souter

Mr Christopher Souter
Mr Christopher Souter
Mr Christopher Souter

BSc (Hons) Genetics

Head of Data and Business Intelligence

Email Address
Telephone Number
+44 (0)1224 272721
Office Address

Directorate of Planning
University Office
Regent Walk
Old Aberdeen
AB24 3FX

Directorate of Planning and Governance


Chris joined the University in 2018 as the Lead Planning Analyst before becoming the Head of Data and Business Intelligence in July 2021.  Chris leads the data analytics team with the Directorate of Planning and is responsible for the provision of high quality data, data analysis and forecasting to support the University's strategic and operational planning activities, particularly relating to student number planning, monitoring of institutional performance (KPIs), and league table rankings.  He manages institutional data governance processes for statutory data returns, coordinating the production and quality assurance of these returns, and offers specialist advice to senior management on internal and external data to maximise institutional performance.

Prior to joining the University, Chris worked at Coventry University for 16 years with over a decade of experience in strategic planning during a period of time that saw Coventry establish itself as a leading modern university in the UK, and was latterly involved in a project on postgraduate strategy.

Chris has an honours degree in Genetics from the University of Aberdeen.

Away from the office Chris is a keen cyclist and swimmer as well as an enthusiastic fan of Lossiemouth FC.