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Naina Patel

  • TitleChief People Officer
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Naina is the Chief People Officer at the University of the Arts London. She previously served as Director of Human Resources.

Naina has over 20 years of experience working in the higher education sector, prior to which she worked in the NHS. She joined the University in January 2015 and is a member of the Executive Board.

Naina has a social sciences degree, is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and is a trained coach. She has held governor roles at primary and secondary schools, and at a further education college.

She plays an active role in the sector and is currently a member of the Universities Human Resources executive committee and on the joint (employers and trades unions) gender pay working group.