Digital Strategy Committee

Digital Strategy Committee
  • To champion the embedding of Digital activities 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.
  • To 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 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.
  • To 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.




Karl Leydecker

University Secretary, COO

Tracey Slaven

Two Elected Members of Senate

Murilo da Silva Baptista
Dragan Jovcic

Vice-Principal (Global Student Recruitment)

Alan Speight

Vice-Principal for Research

Marion Campbell

Vice-Principal (Regional Engagement and Regional Recovery)

Peter Edwards

Vice-Principal (Education)

Ruth Taylor

Dean for Academic Research Partnerships and Research Governance

Dr Andrew Dilley

Dean for Educational Innovation

Kirsty Kiezebrink

Dean for International Stakeholder Engagement

Adelyn Wilson

Dean for Widening Access, Articulation and Outreach

Alison Jenkinson

Director of People

Debbie Dyker

Chief Financial Officer

Mark White

Director of Digital and Information Services

Brian Henderson

Interim Director of Estates & Facilities

Duncan White

Director of On-line & Academic Registrar

Gillian Mackintosh

Director of Planning

Hulda Sveinsdottir

Director of Research & Innovation

Elizabeth Rattray

University Librarian

Simon Bains

Assistant Director (Applications Management)

Ian Robotham

Assistant Director (Service Management)

Richard Lynch

Academic Representation

Heather Morgan
Lynsey Christie

Two Heads of School

Arash Sahraie
Paula Sweeney

Lead School Admin Officer

Sarah Duncan

Data Protection Officer

Fiona Stuart

Programme Director

Mike Whyment

Student Representation

Student Association President

Centre for Academic Development Representation

Sara Preston


Russell Moffatt

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