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Introducing our new Chief Executive: Jim Gardner

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We are pleased to announce we have recently appointed Jim Gardner as our new Chief Executive. Jim has been our Interim Chief Executive since February and he’s made a fantastic impact in his leadership so far.

Jim has twenty-five years’ leadership experience in the Third Sector and Education Sector. Before he joined SUSU, Jim was the Chief Executive of Kent Union, a large students’ union which is included in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For 2020 and the preceding 10 years.

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Scott McCarthy stepping down as SUSU CEO

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Scott McCarthy, will be stepping down from his role as SUSU CEO on Friday 28 February 2020 after leading SUSU for five years. Scott will be starting a new opportunity in a sports management start-up company.

Scott commented:

“It has been an honour and a privilege to work at SUSU for the past five years.  The Students’ Union sector is unlike any other and I was wholly impressed by the thousands of energetic young people who make this Union work every year, at every turn.

There is massive energy, creativity and commitment in everything SUSU delivers and the future is

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Coming up: Dragons’ Den

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If you’ve got a business idea, our dragons want to hear from you.

The ECS department are holding their own Dragons’ Den event in The Bridge on May 2nd, and they’re looking for business ideas from any current student at the university – or anybody who graduated in 2014.

The event will be in front of a live audience, and will be followed by a networking event – it’s a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to make contacts and meet like-minded people.

Our dragons for the day include:

Carl Churchill, Managing Director of NetPay

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