School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Staff Profile

Tom Harding

Operations Manager and Deputy School Manager

Background

As Operations Manager and Deputy School Manager, my role is to lead and develop the School management services with senior level responsibility for the development of an environment to enable high quality teaching and research. This includes responsibility for the implementation of the strategic plan, estates planning, globalisation, business and industry development, finance, planning, space, school executive support and governance.

I joined the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences in December 2018.

Career History:

2006 - 2012: Royal Navy, Rating (various roles including HR and Finance Administration, Assistant Policy Officer & Crisis Management Officer).

2012 - 2015: Royal Naval Reserve, Logistics Officer (alongside University).

2015 - 2016: Chief of Staff to Rt Hon Anna Soubry MP, then Minister of State for Small Business.

2016 - 2018: Head of Operations, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford.

2018 - Present: Operations Manager and Deputy School Manager, Natural and Environmental Sciences, Newcastle University.