University of Northampton’s chief operating officer awarded OBE

From left to right Nick Petford, vice chancellor of the University of Northampton; Steve Lyon, relationship director at Lloyds Bank Wholesale Banking & Markets and Terry Neville, finance director of the University of Northampton. � Tim George / UNP 01274 412222 ENGPNL00320121017112811
From left to right Nick Petford, vice chancellor of the University of Northampton; Steve Lyon, relationship director at Lloyds Bank Wholesale Banking & Markets and Terry Neville, finance director of the University of Northampton. � Tim George / UNP 01274 412222 ENGPNL00320121017112811

The chief operating officer at the University of Northampton has been awarded an OBE for his services to Higher Education.

Terry Neville, who joined the town’s university in 2011, was awarded a Fellowship at the University of Hertfordshire in 2013 in recognition of his outstanding work to the development of the University.

During his 19-year career at the university, he helped negotiate the finance contract and oversaw a £120 million campus expansion.

Since being appointed at the University of Northampton, Mr Neville has helped secure a number of multi-million deals for the institution including a £330 million campus in the town centre.

He has also been instrumental in the development of a new £8.5 million Innovation Cube near the railway station and the £25 million St John’s Halls of Residence.

Mr Neville is also a director of the UNO Buses social enterprise, which provides transport for students to and from the town centre.

The social enterprise is a joint venture with the University of Hertfordshire and the taxable profits of the UNO Buses are used by the University of Northampton to finance its Scholarship funds.

Mr Neville has also been a leader in establishing the two University Technical Colleges (UTCs) in the county.