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Chief Operating Officer: Caroline Harries

About Caroline

Caroline Harries joined Kingston University in 2007 and has progressed her career at the University to take up the role of Chief Operating Officer. During her time at Kingston, Caroline has led on securing financial sustainability from her appointment as interim Finance Director in 2018, and delivered on strategic projects including the Residences Project Financing and the Professional and Support Services Redesign (PSSR).

Caroline is the SLT lead for Operational Sustainability and the sponsor for gender. 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
  • Human Resources

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