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Frank Toop MBE

Consulting Fellow

Frank has 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.

Frank is the former University Secretary of City, University of London where he has also been Director of Finance and Chief Operating Officer. Since leaving City in 2015, Frank has advised and undertaken governance effectiveness reviews at the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Sussex, Cardiff Metropolitan University and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. As well as governance effectiveness reviews, he has advised on academic governance structures, University constitutional matters and delegation frameworks.

An experienced Governor himself, he was a member of HEFCE Audit Committee for 6 years and Goldsmiths University of London Audit Committee. He was Vice-Chair of Orpington College and London South East Colleges where he chaired Audit & Risk Committee and then the Finance Committee. 

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