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Sue Shepherd

Sue Shepherd

Role: Research Associate

Sue is a marketing and communications specialist who moved from the private sector into higher education in 1992. She was director of communications and development at the University of Kent before joining SUMS Consulting. After completing a PhD, Sue started a second career as a researcher focusing on the recruitment of PVCs.

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Appointing PVCs: are universities getting maximum bang for their buck?

A desire to bring in fresh blood is encouraging universities to turn to executive search agencies for Pro Vice Chancellors. But Sue Shepherd argues that this is neither a good use of resources, nor effective in achieving the ambition of reaching the widest possible pool of candidates.