Patrick Hackett previously served as deputy vice-chancellor of the University of Liverpool. In 2005, he was appointed director of Facilities Management and subsequently appointed as chief operating officer. The University of Liverpool has a turnover in excess of GBP 525 million and over 40,000 students, both of which have doubled since 2005. As well as supporting the vice-chancellor in providing strategic leadership across the full range of the University’s activities, Patrick continues to lead the unitary professional services of more than 3,000 staff and a range of transformational projects. An architect by profession, Patrick has previously held senior leadership positions at the University of Reading and Royal Holloway, University of London. He has also been a consultant, advising higher education institutions across the UK on facilities management organisation and development, and the delivery of major capital projects. Previously, he has been a non-executive director at Aintree University Hospitals NHS Trust.