Richard Calvert

Richard Calvert

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategy and Operations)


As Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategy and Operations), Richard has lead responsibility for organisational strategy and operational delivery and is accountable for the financial management, planning, leadership and performance of all professional services. He also leads the University’s civic engagement, including Hallam’s leadership of the national Civic University Network. 


Richard joined Sheffield Hallam as Chief Operating Officer in November 2016. 

He has an extensive background in leading professional service functions in central government. Previous roles include serving as Director General for Strategy and Resources at the Department for Education, Director General for Finance and Corporate Performance at the Department for International Development (DFID), Director of Strategy and Resources at the Food Standards Agency Finance Director at DFID First Secretary (External Relations) at the UK Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels; and, as Private Secretary to Chris Patten, Lynda Chalker and Clare Short while they were in ministerial roles.

In addition to his current role, Richard is a member of the Brigantia Learning Trust and is a Trustee of Christian Aid.

Richard holds an MA in Law from the University of Oxford and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

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