We are pleased to announce that Nicky Passmore has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive of the Students’ Union. Nicky will be starting on a part-time basis from the 25 of March and will join us full time from the 12 of April 2021. She replaces Andrew McLaughlin, who left to start a new role in December 2020 after four years in post.
Nicky is an experienced leader who has had several years of involvement in the Higher Education sector in the UK: chiefly, she has worked at the University of Southampton as Director of Student Services and then as Executive Director for Student Experience. More recently she was employed at the University of Melbourne, Australia, as Director of Operations (Student Success).
As Chief Executive, Nicky will join the team of staff, officers, and volunteers with the purpose of empowering students to improve the communities they’re part of for the better.
The SU wanted the recruitment process for the Chief Executive role to be reflective of our community, and we are grateful to the immense contribution of University and SU staff, officers, trustees and students, who were part of the panels that led to Nicky’s appointment.
Francesco Masala, SU President, said: “We are incredibly excited for Nicky to join us. Her wealth of experience, energy and drive have shone throughout the whole selection process, and she will be an incredible fit for our organisation. Nicky’s ethos modelled around diversity and inclusion, her strategic mindset and her passion for positive change are going to be fundamental to lead The SU through these challenging times.”
Nicky Passmore, new Chief Executive of the Students’ Union said: “I am very much looking forward to working with an organisation which so clearly values diversity and wants to emphasize the role of students in driving change. Despite the challenges of repeated lockdowns, The SU has great opportunities ahead to engage students as active contributors to the Union, their university experience, and the wider Bath Community. I’m delighted to be joining at this time.”
University Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Ian White, said: “It gives me great pleasure to be able to welcome Nicky to Bath.
“I am sure that Nicky’s experience of the HE sector and her detailed understanding of student services, both in terms of giving students the best support and in ensuring an outstanding experience, will be of great benefit to all of our University community.”