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New Registrar at the University of York

Posted on 25 April 2017

The University of York has appointed Jo Horsburgh as its new Registrar and Secretary.

Jo Horsburgh

Currently the Strategy Director at the University of Warwick, Jo Horsburgh will take up her post in June.

Jo joined the University of Warwick in July 2003 as Deputy Director of HR, with overall accountability for all operational HR matters. She became Director of HR in January 2009, and was appointed as Deputy Registrar at Warwick in January 2013. She became Strategy Director in August 2016.

Prior to joining the University of Warwick, Jo spent nine years as a senior HR professional in the automotive industry, working in the manufacturing, engineering and international HR divisions of a major car manufacturer.

In the following three years, Jo worked as a management consultant for Cap Gemini Ernst and Young, leading people and change management streams in large-scale transformation projects for blue chip and FTSE 100 clients.

She is a graduate in Management Studies from Cambridge University and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

The University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Koen Lamberts said: “I look forward very much to working with Jo as Registrar and Secretary when she takes up her role on 12 June.

“She brings a wealth of management experience from her time in industry and at the University of Warwick. Jo will be an integral member of the University’s senior leadership team.”

Jo Horsburgh said: “I am delighted to be joining the University of York as Registrar and Secretary at such an exciting time in York’s development as a global leader in higher education.”

Jo succeeds Dr David Duncan who left the University earlier this year to take up a position at the University of Glasgow.

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