Loughborough University announces its new Chief Financial Officer

Loughborough University has appointed Alexandra Owen FCA as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Alexandra Owen

Currently the CFO and Trustee at St Andrew’s Healthcare, Alexandra has a wealth of experience in financial leadership and will join the University in April.

Prior to her role at St Andrew’s, she was the Finance Director at both MAXIMUS People Services Ltd and Remploy Ltd, organisations within the health and employment services sector that provide skills, training, employment support, and workplace wellbeing for disabled and disadvantaged people.

Alexandra has also served as the Head of Financial Services and Reporting at United Learning, one of the largest groups of schools, academies, and free schools within the UK.

Speaking about her appointment the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nick Jennings, said: “We are delighted to welcome Alexandra to Loughborough. Alexandra’s appointment is a key step in the delivery of the forthcoming new strategy and broadening the role to encompass the strategic oversight of our commercial activity, including the Science and Enterprise Park, will be a real game changer to the University. Alexandra’s passion and experience shone through in interview, and I look forward to welcoming her in the spring.”

Alexandra said: “I am proud and very excited to be appointed as Loughborough University’s CFO and to be joining the Loughborough Family. I look forward to being able to support the continuing success of the University.”

Notes for editors

Press release reference number: PR 22/05

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 has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2021 QS World University Rankings and University of the Year for Sport by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2022.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2022, and 10th in both the Guardian University League Table 2022 and the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking.