Matthew Hilton is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Operations) and University Secretary at Kingston University.
Matthew was appointed to the role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Operations) and University Secretary in December 2014. Previously, Matthew had spent the majority of his career in the Civil Service where he was most recently Director of Higher Education at the Department for Business.
His previous posts there included spells as Director of the teams leading on labour market policy, strategy and communications. He also worked as Principal Private Secretary to two Secretaries of State at the Department of Trade and Industry.
At Kingston, Matthew has a dual responsibility. As Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Operations), he has oversight of:
As University Secretary, Matthew takes an overview of Legal Services, Governance Support and the University's major change programme with a view to ensuring good governance of the University as a whole.