Helen Watson

Helen Watson

Helen joined Goldsmiths University of London as Registrar and Secretary in February 2017. In her current role as Chief Operating Officer she is responsible for professional services including Estates, IT, Human Resources, Communications, Strategic Planning, Student Services and Marketing, Library, and Governance and Legal Services.  She is a member of Goldsmiths’ Senior Management Team. Previously, Helen worked for six years at the University of Oxford where she was Director of Planning and Resource Allocation, Head of the Council Secretariat and a Fellow of Exeter College. Before that she worked in a variety of roles at City University London including Head of Administration for the School of Allied Health Sciences and Deputy Academic Registrar; she also set up and lead City’s Strategy and Planning Unit.  As an undergraduate, Helen read music at the University of Oxford. She also has a Masters in Higher and Professional Education from UCL Institute of Education.