Frank Toop MBE


Significant senior-level experience across UK Higher and Further Education including as a Governor/Trustee, Committee Chair, University Secretary, Chief Operating Officer and Finance Director.

  • An authority in all governance matters including joint responsibility.
  • A change-maker, always seeking new and improved ways of operating.
  • Core skills in finance and governance, but also experienced in property/facilities, HR, legal affairs, procurement, internal audit and health and safety.
  • Responsible for many change projects demonstrating strong influencing skills and a record of building successful teams and recruiting key staff.

From 2006-15, Frank held the role of University Secretary of City, University of London.

Frank was a member of the HEFCE Audit Committee 2009-15 and Goldsmiths, University of London Audit Committee 2009-14. He has been Vice-Chair of Orpington College, a governor of Heythrop College, University of London and a Board member of the Bromley NHS Hospital Trust. He is currently Vice-Chair of London South East London Colleges and chairs its Finance Committee.

Frank was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014.