Steve Denton

Chief Operating Officer & Registrar at Nottingham Trent University

Steve Denton is the current Chief Operating Officer and Registrar at Nottingham Trent University. Prior to their current position, Denton held the position of Pro-Director [Strategy and Organisation] at the Institute of Education, University of London from January 2011 to May 2014. As Pro-Director, Denton was responsible for the Institute's professional and administrative support activities, including finance, Estates, IT, Library Services, Registry, HR, Research and Consultancy and Marketing and Communications. Denton was also responsible for leading and managing around 500 staff members, and managing a revenue budget of c£30m.

In 2014, Denton led on all strategic, operational and legal aspects of negotiation and implementation of merger between the IOE and UCL. From January to April 2015, Denton was also responsible for implementation and integration during the merger. In addition to their work at the Institute of Education, Denton has undertaken a number of Institute wide change initiatives, including: formulation and approval of a new Strategic plan, streamlining of underpinning operational planning processes, significant estates changes to improve the quality of facilities for teaching and post graduate students, process review leading to improvements in the management of student applications and enrolments, and major review and implementation of organisational structure to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Steve Denton has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Lancaster University and a law degree from North Chadderton Comprehensive School, Oldham.

Their manager is Edward Peck, Vice-Chancellor and President. They are on a team with Sharon Huttly - Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Development and Performance, Guy Mallison - Director, Business Development and Analytics, and James Lacey - Director of Finance.


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