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New Chief Operating Officer appointed at Loughborough University

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor has been appointed as the Chief Operating Officer at Loughborough University.

Richard is currently Deputy Registrar at the University of Leicester and a member of the University's senior management team. He holds a varied brief which includes overall responsibility for the University’s planning activity, residences and catering, sport, the University’s conference centre, admissions, marketing, communications and fundraising activity.

Richard is also a trustee of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

He joined the University of Leicester in 2003 after holding posts at Durham and Loughborough universities.

Richard grew up in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, and attended Barnsley College before studying at Durham University, where he was Students’ Union President in 1994-5.

He lives local to Loughborough and is married with two young children.

Of his appointment, Richard said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Loughborough University. It is an organisation that has enjoyed significant success in recent years and has huge potential to build on that record. I very much look forward to meeting new colleagues and students.”


Notes for editors

Press release reference number: PR 13/159

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. It has been voted England's Best Student Experience for six years running in the Times Higher Education league, and in recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 11 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.


Hannah Baldwin
Head of PR
Loughborough University
T: 01509 222239

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