Chief Operating Officer

Martyn Riddleston BA FCA

martyn riddleston profileMartyn graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Leicester and joined KPMG in 1996, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1999. After initially working in audit he spent two years working on corporate transactions in the UK and Europe.

He joined the University of Leicester in 2002 and worked to enhance the University’s financial reporting and planning. Alongside a move to a devolved budgetary structure Martyn developed a new approach to supporting academic departments and other units within the University. Martyn was appointed Deputy Director of Finance in December 2007, Director of Finance in November 2011, and Chief Financial Officer in 2019.

As Chief Financial Officer, Martyn led the University’s finance function, providing strategic and policy advice to the University on its Financial Strategy.

In February 2020, Martyn was appointed Chief Operating Officer. He is a member of the University Leadership Team (ULT) and University Executive Board (UEB).

Away from the University Martyn is a director of a higher education purchasing consortium and is a member of a national pensions group.