Global Chief Operating Officer appointed



Lucy Everest

Heriot-Watt University has appointed Lucy Everest to a significant new strategic role of Global Chief Operating Officer.

Since joining Heriot-Watt as Global Executive Director two years ago, Lucy has led the transformation of the University’s Directorate of Marketing, Recruitment Admissions and Communications in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia.

Principal & Vice-Chancellor, Professor Richard A. Williams, commented: "Lucy has already made a tremendous impact at Heriot-Watt and in recent months she has ably demonstrated her organisational and management skills by taking interim charge of a wider operational portfolio.

"This new role of Global Chief Operating Officer is a critical part of our Executive restructure, and I am confident Lucy will provide leadership across an expanded number of our professional services directorates.”

Welcoming news of her appointment, Lucy said: “I am excited by the opportunities this new role will offer to further shape the global student journey from enquiry to alumnus, to deliver outstanding support to students and staff wherever they are and to help our university continue its digital transformation.”