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UCEA appoints new Deputy Chief Executive

UCEA is pleased to announce the appointment of Sue Endean as its new Deputy Chief Executive. Sue joins UCEA on 5 March, from her recent role as Director of Human Resources at the University of Essex.

Sue brings extensive experience in human resources and employee relations. As HR Director Sue’s responsibilities included human resources management and HR strategy, recruitment, payroll and pensions, equality and diversity, health and safety, occupational health and learning and development. Prior to the eight years that she spent at Essex, Sue had been a senior HR professional within the NHS for many years and so brings experience of considerable depth and breadth. 

Sue will work with UCEA’s Chief Executive and the full UCEA team in adapting and adjusting the support and services offered to member institutions in their roles as employers in a rapidly changing context for higher education.

UCEA’s Chief Executive, Helen Fairfoul said: “I very much looking forward to working with Sue. Sue’s skills and sector experience will undoubtedly help UCEA take forward its work during these times of challenge and change for higher education. We would like to thank Alison for her hard work, excellent support and real contribution to UCEA during the past year as Deputy Chief Executive and we wish her all the best at Oxford Brookes University as HR Director.”
Professor Paul Curran, Chair of the UCEA Board added: “I am delighted that Sue will be joining Helen in this very important leadership role. Sue understands the service and support needs of our member institutions and I know is looking forward to joining a strong and committed UCEA team.”

Another recent addition to the UCEA team is Hayfa Mohdzaini. Hayfa joins the research team and her responsibilities include UCEA’s pay and workforce benchmarking. This includes the Senior Staff Remuneration Survey and the Salary Survey of Higher Education Staff, and she will provide research and analysis on HE reward and employment issues. Previously Hayfa worked as a researcher in the IDS Pay & Reward team, occasionally supporting IDS Research Services on bespoke pay benchmarking projects.

For further information:
Please contact Andy Fryer, Head of Communications and Membership ( or Marc Whittaker, Communications and Events Officer ( Call 020 7383 2444.