Mr Richard Dale

Mr Richard Dale - Executive Director of Finance

Richard Dale

Richard Dale has been the University’s chief financial officer since 2008. He has overall responsibility for the University’s financial planning, monitoring and control ensuring that robust financial plans are in place to meet the University’s strategic needs for the next 10 years and beyond. He leads the Finance function and is also responsible for the teams looking at Strategic Planning and Change, Business Development and Enterprise, Research Strategy and Development, Legal Services and Hospitality and Catering Services across the University.

Richard is Vice Chair of the British Universities Finance Directors Group and previously Chair of the Higher Education Procurement Association, a Director of the North East Universities Purchasing Consortium and a member of the EPSRC Audit Committee. Prior to joining the University, Richard enjoyed a long and varied career with BT both in the UK and across its global operations. He lives in Alnwick, is a Governor of Northumberland College and a presenter at Lionheart Radio, the town’s community radio station.


Telephone: 0191 208 6303

Personal Assistant: Lisa Jensen
Telephone: 0191 208 3192