A workshop on building a new global strategy, led by Jane Chafer, Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs and Jacqui Marshall, Deputy Registrar and Director of People Services and Global Partnerships for University of Exeter during the 2018 UBC conference.

The University of British Columbia, Canada, hosted the 2018 annual conference, attracting university leaders from around the world.

The University of Exeter is a leading UK university, ranked in the world top 150, with ambitions to enhance its international profile and impact. Exeter’s vision is to be a global 100 research leader and create graduates of distinction within a community of the most talented and creative minds. Jane and Jacqui will share experiences of bringing together reputation enhancement and human resources activities to build a new global strategy, ensuring that it remains rooted in the academic strengths and ambitions of the institution.

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2018 UBC Conference Presentation: Workshop 7 - Growing Global: Using Reputation and People Strategies to Build an Inspiring International Outlook - Jane Chafer, Jacqui Marshall

Jane has had a marketing and communications career that has taken her from mining, through chocolate to telecoms and now higher education. In February 2014, Jane joined the Executive team at the University of Exeter as the Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs. A Chartered Marketer and Fellow of the Charted Institute of Marketing, Jane also holds the position of Chair for the Universities Marketing Forum. The role at Exeter is interesting and diverse; having responsibility for the successful delivery of the institution’s communications, marketing, student recruitment and student admissions. Leading a team of over 200 colleagues, Jane has initiated a number of projects to put Exeter firmly on the map as a world class university.

Jacqui is Deputy Registrar & Director of People Services and Global Partnerships at the University of Exeter. She is responsible for delivering all Human Resources, Organisational Development and Change, and Health, Safety and Wellbeing Services for the University. Jacqui also leads on the University Transformation programme and is Vice-Chair of the Russell Group HR Directors’ network. Jacqui joined the University as Director of HR in July 2013. Previously, Jacqui was a Senior Civil Servant in the Ministry of Defence (MoD), where her most recent role was leading the department-wide Cultural Change Programme. Within her civil service career, she held a range of both HR and business appointments within the MoD including a secondment to DEFRA where she held the Board level appointment of HR Director for Rural Payments Agency. Jacqui is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a trained mediator and business coach. Jacqui is a trustee of Young Bristol, one of the largest youth charities in the South West and she mentors a range of people from both public and private sector.

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