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Veronica Strachan

Veronica Strachan
University Secretary and Assistant Chief Academic Officer

Veronica has significant experience within RGU, having held senior roles within both academic Schools and professional support departments.  She has been a member of a wide range of committees at various levels and have been involved in leading and delivering successful outcomes in university wide projects.

Veronica qualified as a solicitor in Scotland before joining RGU as a lecturer in law in 1994.  In her early career, Veronica completed PG Certificate Tertiary Level Teaching and developed a keen interest in teaching and learning, and was an early adopter of technology, becoming a Fellow of Higher Education Academy in 2004. She was active in leading and developing the Law teaching portfolio and in 2002 was appointed Associate Head of School of Public Administration and Law.

In 2005 she was appointed Business Manager in Aberdeen Business School with Faculty responsibilities for development and delivery of aspects of Strategic plans and policies, and the leadership of the Faculty based administration including the placement office and learning and media technologists.

In 2016, she was appointed as Assistant Chief Academic Officer, leading the continuous development and implementation of efficient and effective academic quality assurance processes.  In that role she was part of the working group for the TEF submission, she led the university project creating the Employability and Professional Enrichment Hub and she has worked across the university to develop an enhance annual appraisal/ monitoring process.

In 2018 she was appointed as Assistant Chief Academic Officer and Secretary to the Board. As Secretary to the Board, she supports the Board of Governors with authoritative guidance about its responsibilities under the University Statutory Instrument and regulatory frameworks, external legislation and the requirements of the Scottish Funding Council.  Recently, she was actively involved designing and implementing the process for the election of the Chair of the Board of Governors, and the process for the recruitment of the Principal.


  • Governance and Academic Quality
  • Secretary to Board of Governors


  • Academic Administration
  • Governance and Academic Quality
  • Legal


  • Academic Regulations Sub-Committee - Convener
  • Academic Advisory Committee (RGU/ICRGU) - Convener
  • Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee - Vice Convener
  • Member of Academic Council, Academic Development Committee, Joint Strategic Partnership Management Board (ICRGU/ RGU) and Equality and Diversity Sub-Committee

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