Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Resources) and Bursar/Chief Financial Officer

Mr Richard Waddington

BA (Newcastle), MBA (Chester), ACMA


Richard joined the University in 2002 as a Management Accountant, and held several senior finance posts before being appointed Chief Financial Officer/Bursar in June 2016 and in September 2017 became Pro-Vice-Chancellor Resources.

Richard studied Accounting and Financial Analysis at Newcastle University and after graduating with a BA(Hons) qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) at a licensed wholesale company in Deeside, he went on to undertake his MBA here at Chester.

His responsibilities include:

  • Statutory Reporting & compliance
  • Financial returns to: HEFCE, NCTL, NHS
  • External Audit
  • Subsidiary companies
  • Procurement and VFM
  • Financial planning
  • Tuition and Accommodation fees
  • Supplier payments
  • Costing and Project accounting
  • Finance system