Samantha Foley has a BA Joint Honours Degree in English Literature and American Studies and she is a CIPFA Chartered Accountant. Samantha was previously the Director of the Government Finance Academy, where she was responsible for the creation and leadership of a new Academy providing high quality learning and development to circa 14,000 finance professionals. Prior to that, she was the Finance, Commercial and Policy Director for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
As Chief Financial Officer at Reading, Samantha will have responsibility for managing the University’s finances, investments and business support, together with the provision of other services such as procurement. She will also be a key member of the University Executive Board.