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Paula Sanderson


Paula currently works in consultancy and interim leadership roles. She has held Chief Operating Officer roles at Queen Mary University of London, SOAS University of London, and the University of Reading Malaysia, as well as senior operations roles at the University of Sydney and University of Exeter.

She is passionate about data-led strategy. A positive change agent, she is committed to developing excellence in professional services and to the contribution of professional services to student outcomes and in supporting research, innovation and knowledge transfer.

With a background in internal and performance audit, Paula is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and holds a sustainability-based MBA from the University of Exeter and a Masters of Tertiary Education Management from the University of Melbourne. Her doctoral research considers governance and ethics in transnational education. Paula is undertaking her executive education at the Harvard Kennedy School and is a member of the HKS Women and Power network.