New Director of Strategic Change and Planning to join Oxford Brookes

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Dr David Bagshawe-Cope

Dr David Bagshawe-Cope has been appointed as the new Director of Strategic Change and Planning at Oxford Brookes University and is due to take on the role from early August.

David is currently Director of Strategy and External Affairs at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.

In his time there he has been responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of Kew’s five year strategy, as well as leading on stakeholder relationships and governance, raising the profile of Kew as a global plant and fungal science and conservation organisation.

David studied at both the University of Cambridge and the University of East Anglia, before completing his PhD in Conservation Ecology and Population Dynamics at the University of London in 2002.

He has held previous roles at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Home Office, and prior to that was an active scientist researching the population dynamics of various animal species, with a view to understanding more about conservation and pest control.

I am thrilled to be joining everyone at Oxford Brookes at such an exciting time for the sector and the University.

Dr David Bagshawe-Cope

Speaking on the appointment, Brendan Casey, Registrar and Chief Operating Officer, said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Dr David Bagshawe-Cope to this key role for the University.

“David brings a significant breadth of experience to this crucially important role and his background in academia, government and public service will serve him well in leading the directorate.

“David will have responsibility for both Strategic and Business Planning and the newly defined Strategic Change and Project Governance Office, creating a new focus for support of strategic decision making and implementation of key University projects.”

David said: “I am thrilled to be joining everyone at Oxford Brookes at such an exciting time for the sector and the University.

“I was attracted to apply for this role because of the enviable reputation that Brookes has. I am now looking forward to starting work with my team, and staff and students, to identify opportunities for further improvement at the University.”