The University of Manchester appoints Carol Prokopyszyn as Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer, Carol Prokopyszyn
Chief Financial Officer, Carol Prokopyszyn

The University of Manchester has announced the appointment of Carol Prokopyszyn as its new Chief Financial Officer, following a global search.

Carol will be starting at the University on 6 June 2022 and joins from the University of Dundee.

She has made a significant impact within Higher Education at Dundee and previously at Loughborough University and University of Leicester, navigating the financial complexities of the sector, ensuring financial sustainability, and most recently, leading a significant financial turn-around programme. This has included completing the 300m Tay Cities Deal in partnership with local councils and focusing on sustainable financial investments.

In her new role, Carol will report to Patrick Hackett, Registrar, Secretary and Chief Operating Officer (RSCOO) and will be a member of both the Senior Leadership Team and the Professional Services Leadership Team.

I am so pleased that we have appointed Carol to this critical role. Her expertise will be essential in ensuring the University’s financial sustainability in what continues to be a challenging environment for the Higher Education sector.


Patrick Hackett said, "Carol is a highly skilled and experienced professional. She has a rare and highly sought-after combination of technical expertise and emotional intelligence. I am very much looking forward to working with Carol and welcoming her to the University."

President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell added, "I am so pleased that we have appointed Carol to this critical role. Her expertise will be essential in ensuring the University’s financial sustainability in what continues to be a challenging environment for the Higher Education sector.

"I would also like to sincerely thank John Cunningham for stepping in as interim CFO over recent months. His leadership and expertise has made a huge difference and is much appreciated."

Carol Prokopyszyn said,"I am absolutely delighted to be joining the University of Manchester as CFO. I am excited to join the team and look forward to working with you all to drive forward the vision for this amazing university."