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New Director of IT Services

05 Jul 2022

Patrick Hemmaway starts as Director of IT Services

Photo of Patrick Hemmaway smiling

Patrick (PJ) Hemmaway joined our University on Monday 4 July, taking over from Angus Hearmon who will be retiring in November.

Angus will continue to support IT Services by acting as Deputy Director of ITS through the transition period and Programme Director of the Research Lifecycle Programme. A big thank you to Angus for his leadership of the Directorate over the last couple of years.

Commenting on joining our University, Patrick said: “I am excited to be here and thankful for the time spent with colleagues in April and May ensuring I am able to start at a sprint. I would like to say a huge thank you to Angus for his contribution over the past 18 months - I can really see the positive impact he has had on the Directorate. Feel free to call me PJ which is short for Patrick Joseph as most of my friends use this.”

More about Patrick

Patrick has recently returned to his home city of Manchester following 15 years working in IT leadership roles in the UAE.

He most recently spent the last 11 years at the New York University Abu Dhabi, a partnership between New York University and the Abu Dhabi government. Patrick held the positions of Executive Director and Director of IT Operations leading the development of the IT function from start up, growing to a community of over 7,000 on a campus of 28 buildings, covering over 15 hectares.

In 2015 Patrick also provided technology guidance and start up advice to, a social impact non-profit organisation that distributes donated second hand computer devices to support refugee and vulnerable children to access digital technology and tools.

Contacting Patrick

Patrick will be based with IT Services in the Kilburn Building, supported by Louise Newton for diary management.