Susan Mitchell

Susan MitchellChief Operating Officer, Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU)

Susan Mitchell commenced in the University’s first ever role of Chief Operating Officer on 1st October 2018.  Susan is currently responsible for Finance, Estates & Facilities, Information Services and People.

Having originally trained as a teacher, Susan has a background in both private industry and the public sector.  Following a career in retail management (Marks & Spencer, then Boots UK), Susan joined her local police force and was a Director there (and latterly in Police Scotland) for a number of years.  Much of Susan's experience has been focused on delivering transformational change and leading in a financially challenging context.  With an MSc in Public Leadership from Warwick Business School, Susan is also a Chartered Public Finance Accountant and prior to joining GCU was the Chief Operating Officer at the University of the West of Scotland.