Senior Leadership

Imelda Rogers

Director of Human Resources


Phone: +44(0)1392 726517 (internal 6517)

Gail Reeves 196 x 140

Gail Reeves

Business Manager to the Director of Human Resources





Phone: +44 (0)1392 725988 (internal 5988)

Andrew Johnson

Assistant Director (Policy and Reward)




Phone: +44 (0)1392 722028 (internal 2028) Mobile: +44 (0)7827 246219


Christian Carter

Head of Organisational Development

A senior Human Resources professional with over 30 years experience supporting the development of outstanding working environments (predominantly within the Higher Education sector).   I am a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Focused on delivering performance improvement through interventions with individuals, teams, and organisation wide initiatives.

A strong believer in the power and ability within all people to do great things when given the right environment in which to flourish. Currently leading People Development, Wellbeing and Occupational Health Teams.

Phone: +44 (0)1392 725747 (internal 5747) Mobile: +44 (0)7768 485975

Hannah Crowe

Hannah Crowe

Head of Talent Management

My role focuses on how we attract, support and retain our people.  The Recruitment team reports up into me and I work closely with the other Heads Of Department within HR Services due to the close alignment with my role.  We are all currently working on various initiatives and projects as part of the Attract, Perform, Retain strategy. 

My background is predominantly in Talent Acquisition and Talent Management and I have managed teams for a number of large banks and insurance companies.  I recently moved back to the UK after 13 years living in Australia and am thrilled to have found a perfect role for me at the University, meaning I can work in beautiful Devon, close to my home county of Cornwall.

I am passionate about partnering with leaders to enable thinking about the roles and skill sets they need in their teams and helping them attract and select the very best people to fill those roles.  I love keeping across new technology and initiatives within recruitment and talent management and am always eager to trial new ideas and processes.

I am keen to meet as many people as possible across the University so am always open to discussing Talent Acquisition and Management and would love to hear your experiences as either a hiring manager or an employee.  Please get in touch if you’d like to talk or if you have any feedback on recruitment at the University.

Phone: +44 (0)1392 724120 (internal 4120) Mobile: +44 (0)7717 701 952

Heather Keightley

Head of Change and Strategic Projects




Phone: +44 (0)1392 726830 (internal 6830) Mobile: +44 (0)7867 194005

Holly Hellier

Holly Hellier

Assistant Director (Business Partnering and HR Operations)





Phone: Mobile: +44 (0)7557 631458

Kirstie Johnson - 196 x 140

Kirstie Johnson

Legal Counsel – Employment





Phone: +44 (0)1392 723123 (internal 3123)

Shades Chaudhary 196 x 140

Shraddha Chaudhary (Shades)

Assistant Director (Culture and Inclusion)

‌‌As the Assistant Director (Culture and Inclusion), I work with students, staff and community partners to collaboratively design and deliver the University’s EDI Vision and Strategy. I lead the University’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) team and work closely with colleagues from Widening Participation, Academic Development and Education and Student Support.

The role also supports the University’s Executive Board and Senior leadership teams in ensuring the diversity, differential experiences and emerging EDI issues are considered in decision-making at the highest levels.

Through my previous experiences, I have specialist insight into EDI, Wellbeing, Student and Staff Engagement portfolios within Universities and Students’ Unions. In the past few years, I have held various leadership positions in the Higher Education Sector, including a Board-level role with the Office for Students (OfS).

Phone: +44 (0) 7554229110