Digital Strategy Committee

Digital Strategy Committee
  • To champion the embedding of Digital solutions, services and best practice across Education Research and Administration throughout the University, guided by the Aberdeen 2040 strategy.
  • To provide a strategic forum that shapes the University’s deployment and use of Digital resources, both financial and staff.
  • To identity opportunities to enrich the University Digital capability and commission supporting initiatives.
  • Liaise with the Project Management Office to ensure that appropriate governance and assurance is provided for all relevant work.
  • To ensure rich and regular consultation with and communications support for our staff and students in the use of Digital technologies and content.
  • To have accountability for the development and delivery of the University’s Digital investment, in projects and initiatives.
  • To approve and monitor the strategic investment of Digital funds to deliver projects and initiatives which enable the University’s institutional goal of being truly Inclusive, Interdisciplinary, International and Sustainable.
  • To research and horizon scan for new digital technologies, content and approaches which enable and enhance the University’s goals.
  • To establish sub-groups as may be required to deliver specific areas of the Committee’s remit
  • To provide regular progress reports to University Senior Management for onward transmission to appropriate committees of the University
  • Act as the focal point for business cases and associated bids for significant digital funding and make decisions in terms of the funding and commission of subsequent work
  • To undertake Digital financial portfolio management. and, in liaison with Finance colleagues, monitor and report on the use of Digital funding



Chair (Vice-Principal Regional Engagement and Regional Recovery)

Peter Edwards

University Secretary, COO

Tracey Slaven

Chief Financial Officer

Mark White

Vice-Principal (Education) or Nominee as required

Jo-Anne Murray

Vice-Principal (Research) or Nominee as required

Nick Forsyth

Dean for Knowledge and Understanding

Nir Oren

Dean for Educational Innovation

Kirsty Kiezebrink

Two Elected Members of Senate

Nigel Beacham


Two Academic Members of Staff

Heather Morgan

Murat Oztok

Two Heads of School

Ian Greener

Doug Martin

Lead School Administration Manager

Rhona Moore

Director of Digital and Information Services

Brian Henderson

Director of Academic Services and Online Education

Gillian Mackintosh

Director of Estates and Facilities

Morag Beers

Director of Planning and Governance

Hulda Sveinsdottir

Director of Research and Innovation

Elizabeth Rattray

Director of Student Recruitment

Ashar Ehsan



In Attendance


University Librarian

Simon Bains

Head of Museums and Special Collections

Neil Curtis

Assistant Director (Applications Management)

Ian Robotham

Programme Director

Mike Whyment

Head of Information Governance

Fiona Stuart

DIS User Services Manager

Iain Cameron



Programme Management Office

Iain Grant




Russell Moffatt



Other academic and / or professional service members may be co-opted as required.

Agendas and digests

It should be noted that minutes will be published after they have been approved at the following meeting and are therefore not liable to be amended. Whilst the University endeavours to make minutes as widely available as possible, we do not wish to inhibit discussion at committee meetings, and therefore occasionally minutes may have sections removed for reasons of confidentiality. In these instances, a note will be inserted indicating that the minute has been edited on the grounds of confidentiality.

Agendas and digests for meetings held 2023/24
Agendas and digests for meetings held 2022/23
Agendas and digests for meetings held 2021/22