Planning Office

The Planning Office is responsible for leading and coordinating strategic, operational and academic planning across the University. We do this by providing a range of information, support and advice, including provision of business intelligence; monitoring and assessing the institution’s performance; and coordinating the planning process. 

We collate, analyse, organise and publish a wide range of management information to meet internal and external reporting requirements, ensuring that the information produced is nuanced to provide intelligence which reflects the external policy environment and supports internal needs. We also have primary responsibility for the development and implementation of key performance indicators. 

Contact us

Senior Management Team

Olivia Kew-Fickus
Director of Strategic Planning
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3755

John Kirk
Deputy Director – Strategic Planning
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7161

Elizabeth Westlake
Deputy Director - Research Planning 
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7367

Dave Radcliffe
Planning Manager (Student Number Planning)
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3753

Rob Andrew
Planning Manager (Business Intelligence)
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6667

General office

Katie Stone (PA to Director of Strategic Planning)
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5486

Elizabeth Lynch (PA to Deputy Directors)
Tel: +44 (0)121 4 6624

Adminstration Team

Charlotte Maybury
PA to Director of Strategic Planning
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 5486

Mike Larter
PA to Deputy Directors
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6624

Senior Planning Officers

Rebecca Lewis
Vice Chancellor's Review Officer
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3633

Jayne Sayers
College Planning Partner for College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6020 (Cedar House) / +44 (0)121 415 8894 (College) 

Caroline Robson
College Planning Partner for Engineering and Physical Sciences
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 2256 (Cedar House) / +44 (0)121 414 8235 (College)

Neil McDonald
College Planning Partner for College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6020 (Cedar House) / +44 (0)121 414 2293 (College)

Erin Withers 
College Planning Partner for College of Arts and Law 
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8799 

Lindsey Wright
College Planning Partner for College of Social Sciences
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7905 (Cedar House) / +44 (0)121 414 7256 (College)

Research Planning Team

Max Krafchik
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6872

Emily Hargreaves 
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 9133

Planning Officers

Martin Belshah
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3752

Richard Charlton 
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7947

John Fox
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 9135

John Nolan
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7473

Anthony Potter
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3757