Robert Kerse

Robert Kerse was appointed Chief Operating Officer in February 2023. 

Reporting to the President, Robert will be a key member of the senior leadership team and the University Management Board. He will have responsibility for Campus Services, Estates, ICT, Finance and the Commercial & Investment Activities Group. Robert will play a key role in helping to shape the development and implementation of the College’s vision, strategic goals, objectives, and values.  

Robert has held a similar role at the University of Bristol since 2016, including being the senior responsible owner for Bristol's new Temple Quarter Campus. Robert spent thirteen years in several executive roles within the social housing sector in London and the West Country before moving into Higher Education. He started his career training as a chartered accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, after being educated at the University of Cambridge. Robert is the Treasurer and Chair of the Resources Committee of the young person's homeless charity, Centrepoint.

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Contact Robert Kerse
RoleNameContact details
Chief Operating Officer Robert Kerse  

4.21, Faculty Building, South Kensington Campus 

Executive Assistant   Jane Thompson-Ambrose

Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 8696