Daniel Lally

Group Director of Business, Enterprise, Skills and Employability


Dan leads the Group Directorate of Business, Enterprise, Skills and Employability (BESE). BESE supports the University to develop an enterprising culture through leading on employability, technical education and partnerships; improving outcomes for our graduates; creating value for our partners, and driving productivity across the region.


Dan is also a member of various skills and employment advisory boards across the region, including the South Yorkshire Skills Advisory Board, as well as being Chair of the Higher Skills and Degree Apprenticeship Special Interest Group for the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP). He is a member of the UCAS Council and a non-executive Director of Sheffield Business Improvement District (BID) and the University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC).

Prior to joining the University in 2018, Dan had extensive experience in the private sector working for both large-corporate and family-run-specialist organisations. He has led teams across a breadth of services including; delivery and operations, regulatory and compliance, sales and marketing and corporate services.

Dan describes himself as the ‘product of work-based learning’, having completed early career apprenticeships in hospitality, customer service and business administration and having most recently completed a Senior Leader Apprenticeship, achieving an MBA, at Sheffield Hallam.

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