Morag Cherry

Morag Cherry

Morag Cherry

Business Operations Manager

Biography

Morag began her career at Edinburgh Napier University in October 2015 as Business Operations Officer for the Edinburgh Institute of Leadership and Management Practice and in April 2016 took up the post of Business Operations Manager. This role mainly involves financial management and reporting, project management, supporting business development colleagues and line management of the team of EI administrators. Prior to this role Morag spent eight years at the University of Edinburgh; six years as Resources Administrative Officer at Edinburgh Law School where she was responsible for the management of all School resources; financial, HR, estates and associated projects.  Morag then moved to the School of History, Classics and Archaeology where she spent two years as Deputy Director of Professional Service.  This role again involved the management of School resources as well as management of the Research and Knowledge Exchange Office. In this role she reviewed all processes within her remit and undertook a complete restructuring exercise of the School Office team.   This resulted in the establishment of numerous streamlined processes and the recruitment of a dedicated professional School Office team responsible for the management of School finance, HR/recruitment, estates management, research and knowledge exchange and front of house reception functions.  During her time at the University of Edinburgh Morag gained considerable experience working with electronic finance, HR and estates management reporting systems. Much of Morag’s early career was spent in the insurance claims industry but also has considerable experience in bulk cash handling, HR/recruitment and payroll administration, estates and project management. Morag studied for an MA (Hons) in Economic and Social History at Edinburgh University in the School of History (2006) then followed that with a Masters in Gender History after the School amalgamated and became the School of History, Classics and Archaeology (2011).  Morag also has qualifications in Prince2 Project Management and IOSH (Health and Safety).