Fiona Hnatow

Chief People Officer at University of Portsmouth

As Chief People Officer at the University of Portsmouth, Fiona is responsible for leading the delivery of People Strategy 2030 which supports the underlying principle of educating and transforming lives, while driving a culture of excellence where all people can achieve great things. As a member of the University Executive Board Fiona makes a significant contribution to the strategic direction of the University together with leading a large HR Function with a portfolio including Pay and Reward, EDI, People and Organisational Development, People Operations and Business Partnering.

Prior to joining the University of Portsmouth as Chief People Officer, Fiona was the Director of Human Resources at St Mary’s University, Twickenham. Fiona has also worked in strategic and operational HR leadership roles both in the UK and overseas at Transport for London, the City of London Corporation, Surrey County Council, Pearson plc, WWF-UK and Unilever UK and Ireland.


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  • Chief People Officer

    April, 2022 - present

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