Strategic Planning supports decision-making in the University to help achieve its strategic objectives.  We are responsible for managing the institutional risk framework and providing effective processes for strategic and operational planning across the University. Central to all of these functions are the effective use of data and intelligence and the provision of expert advice about the external environment.

Strategic Planning and Business Intelligence are part of the Finance department.

We work with a wide range of stakeholders and partners, including all Faculties and Professional Service areas as well as external organisations such as OfS and HESA.


Phil Hopwood - Interim Director of Strategic Planning

Tel: +44 (0)151 795 1380

Anne Donnelly - Strategic Planning Manager

Tel: +44 (0)151 795 2567

Caroline Wathen - Business Intelligence Manager

Tel: +44 (0)151 794 5320

Caroline Williamson - Statutory Returns Manager

Tel: +44 (0)151 794 2063

Janey Cabrera - Executive PA to the Director of Finance and Director of Strategic Planning

Tel: +44 (0)151 794 8254