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​Director of People and Services

Kerry Dewar


Kerry joined the University in November 2015 to take up the role of Director of Human Resources & Development. She is new to the higher education sector having previously worked in the private sector. Her previous role was Human Resources Director at British Gas where she had spent almost eight years in a variety of roles in the company. 

Kerry graduated from the University of St Andrews after studying a masters in Management and quickly found a passion for HR. She then achieved a further masters in Organisational Development and Business Change and qualified for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. 

She has 14 years’ experience in HR and has supported large-scale operational areas. In her last role, she supported 11,000 employees across the UK. She has been involved in business setups, mergers and large restructuring programmes for a variety of P&Ls.

Kerry lives in Edinburgh with her husband and two children.




All back issues of Kerry's newsletters can be found on the Principal's Office SharePoint site.