Peter Mitchell: Interim Director of Human Resources

Peter Mitchell


Peter is a Chartered FCIPD qualified HR Professional with an MA in HR Management and over 30 years’ experience, gained mostly within the UK Higher Education sector.

His experience includes permanent roles with the Royal Veterinary College, as Head of HR, SOAS, as Director of Human Resources, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine as Director of Human Resources and as Acting COO for a period, as well as more recent interim roles at the University of Derby, as Director of Human Resources and at Kingston University, as Executive Senior Head of HR.

In these various roles, as a member of the University Executive Team in each case, Peter has gained extensive experience of the management of change, culture transformation, strategic and operational HR management and the development and delivery of the People Strategy in support of the University strategic goals and objectives.

Peter has joined the University of Sussex from Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust, where he was Interim Director of HR & OD, responsible for developing its people strategy, implementing a culture transformation programme and supporting NHS staff during waves two and three of the pandemic.

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