Chief College Operations Officer

Linda Peka

Linda is Chief College Operations Officer and in her role is responsible for the overall leadership of college operations and ensuring that the University's Professional Services resources are fully aligned to colleges strategies and operational priorities. Linda is also responsible for delivering professional services support to the university's research institutes and providing leadership for technical services.

Linda joined the University of Exeter in 2005, returning to her home county of Devon. An accountant with nearly 30 years’ experience of working in the health, housing and education sectors, she joined Exeter from King's College London where most recently she held the position of Deputy Head of Internal Audit with a focus on leading continuous improvement across the institution. Linda is experienced in management, leadership, finance, audit and governance and since joining the university has supported the continuous development and growth of science at Exeter and led the transformation of technical services.

Linda is a governor and trustee of Exeter mathematics Schools, a specialist 6th form college jointly sponsored by the University of Exeter and Exeter college. she is also a lay member of the Royal academy of Music's Audit committee.

Linda is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting and a member of the Leadership Foundation.