The language of leadership

Muirhead Tower - G15 (large ground floor lecture theatre)
Arts and Law
Wednesday 4th February 2015 (14:00)
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Hear from one of our distinguished Modern Languages graduates, Dr Fiona Spencer. Fiona will:

  • Talk about her career since leaving Birmingham
  • Share her top tips for success
  • Discuss how her language skills have helped her to progress
  • Take questions

Don’t miss your chance to hear from our distinguished alumni. All are welcome.

Venue: Muirhead Tower, Room G15


Photograph of Modern Languages alumna Dr Fiona SpencerDr Fiona Spencer
Director of Transformation (Home Office)
BA, MA, PhD French Studies, University of Birmingham

Fiona graduated from University of Birmingham with BA, MA and PhD in French Studies. She has had an extensive career as civil servant, holding numerous senior level political positions.

Fiona is currently the Director of Transformation within the Home Office. She is responsible for financial and commercial procurement and professional outsourcing within the UK Home Office.

She began her career within academia, working as a Research Associate at King's College London, before entering political roles in numerous governmental bodies. These positions included acting as Secretary to Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Immigration and as Head of several offices including Human Resources and Equality Unit and the Mental Health Unit.