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Who's Who in the University Secretary's Office



Gail Thomson, Executive Assistant to the University Secretary

The Executive Assistant supports the University Secretary by providing a comprehensive PA and executive support service, monitoring finances and projects and providing initial analysis and briefing, and is also clerk of both Information Systems Development Committee and Infrastructure Development Group.



Governance & Compliance


See the Governance & Compliance site for more details.




Planning and Business Intelligence


Andrew Quickfall, Head of Planning

Andrew heads the Planning and Business Intelligence team.  His contact details are: A.Quickfall@napier.ac.uk, ext 6518, Room 5.B.18, Sighthill Campus 


Andrew Deegan-Wood, Planning Officer

Andy is responsible for student enrolment reporting, key components of which is making the student returns to the Scottish Funding Council (The Early Statistical Return and the Final Figures Return) and the University’s Tuition Fee Forecasting process. In addition, Andy is responsible for the University’s Population Models, which are used to drive our admissions processes. Andy also provides and develops reporting and analysis to support Articulation.  His contact details are: A.DeeganWood@napier.ac.uk, ext 6412, Room 5.B.18, Sighthill Campus. 


Alan McFarlane, Senior Planning Officer

Alan is responsible for the management and development of the University’s IBM Cognos Business Intelligence system and is lead representative for the team on the ongoing Management Information project.  Alan also leads the team’s contribution to the processes surrounding the University’s HESA returns, which involves ensuring the consistency of the returns made by the different departments across the institution and also that the data contained in these external returns provides the most accurate representation of the institution.  His contact details are: A.McFarlane@napier.ac.uk, ext 6410, Room 5.B.18, Sighthill Campus. 


Julie Purves, Senior Planning Officer

Julie leads for the team on the student number target setting process in addition to providing and developing reporting and analysis around Student Retention. Julie also supports the TRAC (Transparent Approach to Costing) return, working with colleagues in Finance.  Her contact details are: j.purves@napier.ac.uk, ext 5048, Room 5.B.18, Sighthill Campus. 


Li Wang, Planning Officer

Li is responsible for providing reports and analysis on League Tables, Applications, Student Academic Performance (Module and Programme Outcomes), Equality and Diversity, External Benchmarking, Outcome Agreements and manages the Planning Inbox (planning@napier.ac.uk).  Her contact details are: L.Wang2@napier.ac.uk ,ext 6479, Room 5.B.18, Sighthill Campus. 


Louise Ker, Business Intelligence Analyst

Her contact details are: L.Ker@napier.ac.uk ,ext 3207, Room 5.B.18, Sighthill Campus.