New Registrar and Chief Operating Officer appointed for Oxford Brookes University

Monday, 21 December 2015

Brendan Casey

Brendan Casey has been appointed as the new Registrar and Chief Operating Officer at Oxford Brookes University and is due to take on the role from 30 March 2016.

Brendan is currently the Director of Academic Services at the University of Birmingham and brings with him significant experience. A graduate of the National University of Ireland (Maynooth) and the University of Wales, he has worked in higher education since 1994. He has significant experience in administration, programme management, information services and change management.

He [Brendan] was the stand-out candidate in a strong field of applicants and I am confident that he is right person to join the Senior Management Team to build on, and further accelerate, Oxford Brookes’ trajectory of success.

Vice Chancellor Professor Alistair Fitt, Oxford Brookes University


Speaking on the appointment, Vice Chancellor Professor Alistair Fitt said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Brendan Casey to this crucial role for the University.  

“He was the stand-out candidate in a strong field of applicants and I am confident that he is right person to join the Senior Management Team to build on, and further accelerate, Oxford Brookes’ trajectory of success.”

Brendan Casey said, “I'm very much looking forward to meeting and working with colleagues at Oxford Brookes University. It is an incredibly exciting time to be in higher education and to be working at a leading institution with both great achievements and great ambitions for the future.”

The appointment is part of succession planning for the retirement of the University’s current Registrar, Paul Large. Paul will be taking flexible retirement from April 2016 and, as part of this, will continue in a part-time capacity to provide additional oversight of our estates and IT strategies for a period of time.