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UPP appoints new Chief Financial Officer

| 24.10.2022 | 3 minutes read |

We are delighted to announce Mark Bamford has been appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer of UPP.

Mark joins us from Thames Water where he has been Group Financial Controller and Finance Director Operations and Capital Delivery since 2017. Mark has 25 years of experience in the telecommunications, utilities, financial and professional services sectors. In his role at Thames Water, he was responsible for managing revenues of over £2 billion and operational and capital expenditure in excess of £2 billion per annum, across Thames Water’s 15 million customers and 7,000 employees.

Before joining Thames Water, Mark spent six years at Arqiva, the UK communications and broadcasting infrastructure company, in the roles of Finance Director and Director, Wireless Infrastructure Management. Mark has also held a role as Vice President at Macquarie Group the global financial services provider and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) in 2001.

Mark joined the Executive Leadership Team on 3rd October reporting directly to the CEO.

On starting his new role at UPP, Mark said:

“I am delighted to have joined UPP, and particularly so given the strong partnerships in place with universities nationally and the scale of the opportunities across the Higher Education market. UPP has an incredibly robust business model, and this is a testament to the energy, dedication and skill of our teams, who I am very much looking forward to meeting over the coming months. UPP is about empowering and enabling universities to deliver to their aspirations and in turn those of their students and so I am also looking forward to playing my part in helping UPP to deliver next generation campuses.”

Elaine Hewitt, Chief Executive Officer said:

“It’s great to be working closely with Mark, who brings a wealth of experience to the role of CFO. His appointment strengthens UPP’s Executive Leadership Team, enabling us to develop and grow the business for the benefit of our partners, our students and our people.”

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