Top finance director at DWP to join City University London
Hunada Nouss is currently Finance Director General at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) which is one of the Government's largest departments. Her role is to support ministers to deliver a challenging reform agenda within an increasingly constrained financial environment. Before joining the DWP, Hunada was Director General, Finance and Corporate Services at the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Beginning her career with accounting firm Arthur Andersen, Hunada has held various senior financial, commercial and strategic roles in the private sector including Finance Director of Burger King, which is a Diageo subsidiary, in the UK. It was for Diageo plc that Hunada worked in London, Amsterdam and Miami in various prominent roles developing strategies to increase profits and leading major organisation restructures, mergers and cultural change programmes.
Hunada is also currently Trustee for the Breast Cancer Campaign and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
A university's council is the governing body of the institution, being ultimately responsible for ensuring the effective management of all the university's affairs including property and finance as well as setting its strategic direction. The Hon Apurv Bagri is City University London's Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council. He commented: "We are delighted that Hunada is joining our Council. Her considerable experience in finance and central government will be invaluable to the University".
Hunada Nouss commented: "I am honoured to join City's Council. The University is making exciting changes under its new Vice-Chancellor and it will be a pleasure to be actively involved".