Rob Holmes

Job title
Director of Finance
01326 213775 Ext: 3775

Rob was appointed Director of Finance in 2014 having been in the deputy post since 1998 and joining the University in 1992.  During that time he has been involved with finances across the institution from the early days of European funding and the acquisition of the Penryn Campus, the establishment of the joint venture, Falmouth Exeter Plus, the merger with Dartington and, most recently, in achieving University title.

He is responsible for all aspects of finance across the University, including procurement, and is heavily involved with financial planning. The importance of working with staff across the institution to de-mystify finances is at the forefront of Rob’s approach to finance, supported by tight controls and rigorous financial management and analysis.

Before working at the University, Rob ran the small business unit for a regional accountancy practice having trained both in practice and commerce; his first finance job being with the regional bus company. Rob is a Chartered Certified Accountant and a member of the Chartered Management Institute. He regularly engages with continuing professional development and encourages his team to invest in their own learning. He successfully completed the General Management Programme with Cranfield University in 2013.


YearQualificationAwarding body
Chartered Accountant

Policy engagement within Cornwall

Member of Executive Group for the Combined Universities in Cornwall

Professional engagement