UCL News


Matthew Blain appointed as Executive Director of Human Resources

31 May 2019

We are delighted to announce that Matthew Blain has been appointed as Executive Director of UCL Human Resources.

Matthew Blain

Matthew will be taking up his new post from 29July 2019. He joins UCL from Boots UK, where he has been Director of HR Operations since March 2015.

Matthew’s commitment to and passion for education led him to apply to the role at UCL. He has been a school governor for the last seven years, and also sits on the advisory board at Nottingham Business School where he received his doctorate in Business Administration.

Matthew says:

“I’m excited to be joining UCL, one of the world’s leading universities, at such a critical stage in our evolution. Education and research are powerful forces for good and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to play my part in enabling our organisation to continue making a meaningful difference to so many diverse communities and people across the globe.”

Chief Operating Officer Fiona Ryland, says:

“After an extensive search process I am delighted that Matthew will be joining us in this key role. I am confident that Matthew, along with the team, will continue to develop the HR strategy and offer to ensure that we continue to attract, recruit and retain the best talent from around the world.”