Staff profile


Ms Suzanne O'Brien

Director of Student Experience and Student Recruitment

School: Christ Church Business School

Campus: Canterbury

Tel: 01227 922393

Profile summary

Canterbury Christ Church University, Senior Lecturer - Currently responsible for Student Recruitment and Student Experienceat Christ Church Business School.  Previously Programme Direcor for the undergraduate Accounting degree programmes at Canterbury Christ Church University.  

Birmingham City University, Specialist (Taxation) External Examiner - 2016 - ongoing

University East London, External Examiner - 2016 - 2018

London South Bank University, External Examiner - 2010 - 2014

GMT Communications Partners LLP, Financial Controller - Managed the day to day activities of the Finance function

Credit Suisse Asset Management, Project Accountant - Acting Head of UK Finance

Barclays Capital, MIS Consultant - Project lead on the migration of global sales functionality from Sybase to SAP.

Morgan Stanley, Infrastructure Manager - Project management

Henderson Global Investors, International Accountant - Asia Pacific subsidiary.

Ernst & Young, Senior Consultant - VAT advisor

Meridian VAT Reclaim, Technical Manager - European VAT reclaim

Lombard & Ulster Banking Ltd., Financial Management Accountant - Financial modelling and Treasury management

Irish Life Assurance plc., Trainee

Research and knowledge exchange

Conference contributions:

2018: "REAL Leadership"; University of Hertfordshire Leadership Conference; Hatfiedl, UK

2018: "Understading the Buisness"; CFG Annual Conference; London, UK

2013: “Integrating Technology for Flexible Learning”; ABS/HEA Annual Conference; Nottingham, UK

2012: “Engaging Students; Continuous Formative Assessment”; ABS/HEA Annual Conference; Manchester, UK


2019: "Tools for Strategy"; CFG Finance Focus, February

2018: "Understading the Buisness"; CFG Finance Focus, March 

External activities

5th Trust - Chair of the Board

Cross-Keys Homes - Vice Chair of the Board, Chair Finance Committee

CXK - Vice-Chair, previously Chair of Human Resources Committee, then of Audit Committee, currently Chair Development, Fundraising & Marketing Committee

ACCA - member of the East Kent members' network panel and previously elected member of the UK Strategy Implementation Committee


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