Mr Patrick Hackett, BArch

Patrick Hackett is Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool, a member of the elite Russell Group of research led universities. Liverpool has an annual turnover of c. £450m, around 32,000 students, and numerous sites across the world, including its new London campus.

As well as supporting the Vice-Chancellor in providing strategic leadership across the full range of the University’s activities, Patrick has in recent years led on a number of transformational change projects including:

  • The development of the University of Liverpool’s relationship with its US-based higher education partner, in particular the provision of online degree programmes. The University is now a market leader in this area, and has the largest number of online students in Europe
  • The establishment of the University of Liverpool in London, to deliver high end PGT provision with a vocational twist. With a base situated right at the heart of the UK’s professional communities, Liverpool is the first non-London Russell Group University to be represented in the capital city
  • A programme of high-impact change management processes in the wake of changes to the way higher education is funded in the UK
  • The creation of a new Marketing and Communications operation, which contributed to a sector-leading increase in demand for student places at the University
  • A £750m capital project to renew the Liverpool campus
  • The exploration of opportunities for further investment and growth in international markets in Asia and Europe.

Patrick was also one of the founders of the first Sino-British joint venture university - Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University - near Shanghai. He remains an XJTLU board member and continues to be closely involved in day to day interactions between the two universities. Since its establishment in 2006, XJTLU has grown to 8500 students in 10 years.

Previously Chief Operating Officer, Patrick continues to lead a Professional Services team of more than 1,500 staff and manage an annual revenue budget of over £80 million.

An Architect by profession, Patrick has previously held senior management team positions at the University of Reading and Royal Holloway, University of London. He has also been a Consultant, advising Higher Education institutions across the UK on FM organisation, development and delivery of multi-million pound capital projects. Patrick is a trustee of the University of Liverpool Pension Fund.