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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 has responsibility for managing the University’s finances, investments and business support. Her leadership portfolio includes Finance, Investments, Commercial activities (including the UoR Thames Valley Science Park), Procurement and Campus Services. Samantha is a key member of the University Executive Board and also represents the University of Reading on the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership, CBI, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce and Reading CIC.Please see Samantha Foley's expenses for 2018/19 (PDF - 544KB)