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Chief Financial Officer: Caroline Harries

About Caroline

Caroline Harries joined Kingston University in 2007 and has progressed her career at the University from divisional financial analyst supporting the arts faculties, to Deputy Finance Director for financial planning and analysis, to Director of Finance, to her current role as Chief Financial Officer. During this time Caroline has established a team of finance business partners to better support the University, implemented the Resource Allocation Methodology and played a key role in working with the Senior Leadership Team on Plan 2020. Prior to working in higher education, Caroline was a manager in corporate finance at PKF advising on PFI projects, having previously qualified as a chartered accountant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in London in 2004.

Responsibilities and portfolio areas

At Kingston, Caroline's responsibilities include:

  • finance
  • information and technology services
  • estates and sustainability

She also acts as a member of the University's Senior Leadership Team.

External work

Caroline is also:

  • Director of Kingston University Holding Limited
  • Director of Kingston University Student Living Limited

Major awards and qualifications

  • Member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (CA)
  • Undergraduate degree from Warwick University


Contact us

Kingston University
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000