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Director of Strategic Planning

Dan MonneryDan Monnery

Dan Monnery is Northumbria University’s Director of Strategic Planning and a member of its University Executive. His primary responsibility is developing, and overseeing delivery of, the University Strategy to achieve its vision to be a research-rich, business focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Dan leads teams responsible for: strategic planning and performance; alumni and philanthropic fundraising; transformation and change; governance and regulation; legal; and executive support. He also leads work on the University’s Access and Participation Plan and coordinating its place-based activity. Dan is a member of the University’s Covid-19 Gold and Silver command groups.

Dan spent the early part of his career in a variety of roles at HM Treasury. As well as working as Private Secretary to the Chief Secretary (Treasury’s second Cabinet Minister), he helped to set up the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and to establish the London congestion charge. He also took forward the Treasury’s work on reforming management of the UK radio spectrum, the switchover to digital television and the establishment of the Office of Communications.

Dan spent part of his time at the Treasury out on secondment to the BBC, working on the review of its Royal Charter, and also to the Civil Aviation Authority where he worked on reforms to the EU frameworks for the regulation of airlines and passengers’ rights.

Dan was Deputy Regional Director (Economy and Strategy) at Government Office for the North East from 2008 to 2010. His role included taking forward the agendas of BIS, DWP and DCMS in the region, as well as GO-NE’s interests in regional governance and leading the office’s strategic business planning. Before joining Northumbria University in 2011, Dan held a temporary role as Head of Partnership for Newcastle and Gateshead Councils. He developed a programme of practical measures to strengthen the partnership between the two councils, especially on the economic agenda.


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