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Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Operations) and University Secretary

Matthew Hilton is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Operations) and University Secretary at Kingston University.

About Matthew

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.

Responsibilities and portfolio areas

At Kingston, Matthew has a dual responsibility. As Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Operations), he has oversight of:

  • Estates
  • KUSCO and related facilities management work
  • Information Technology Services
  • Human Resources

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.

Awards, qualifications and memberships

  • MBA, Imperial College
  • Undergraduate and masters degrees, Sheffield University

Contact us

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