Steve Igoe is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Edge Hill University. Steve first joined the University in 1996. Within his role, he has responsibility for the operational areas of Capital Projects, Financial Services, Human Resources, IT Services, Learning Services, Strategic Policy & Planning, and Facilities Management. He is also a Director of a number of Edge Hill’s commercial enterprises. Steve chairs the Health and Safety Committee, Costing and Pricing Steering Group and Teaching and Support Staff Consultative and Negotiating Committees (CNC’s) and the Academic Planning Committee.
Graduating with a first degree in Law from the University of Liverpool, he subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1988 and went on to become a senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, with specific expertise in project management and advising listed PLCs on Corporate Governance and Risk Management. He was a member of the HEFCE Risk Management Advisory Group, responsible for drafting risk management guidance for the Higher Education sector. He has assessed funding bids for the HEFCE Good Management Practice Initiative and was a member of the HEFCE Board Sub–Committee advising on Leadership, Governance and Management matters for the sector.
Steve served two terms as a member of the Higher Education Regulatory Review Group ( HERRG) advising the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) on the regulation of the Higher Education Sector. He was a founding Director and Company Secretary for the North West’s largest regional Metropolitan area network, Net North West for six years. Steve is a past chair of the North West Consortium Higher Level Teaching Assistants Board (PRIME) and was a Trustee of Respiratory Education UK, a charity providing respiratory education for healthcare professionals, as well as a member of the governing body of a local NHS Foundation Trust. He was a Non–Executive Director and Senior Independent Director at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, and chaired their Audit Committee and Integrated Governance and Risk Committee. Steve was appointed as a Non–Executive Director to the Board of Wirral NHS Foundation Trust from 1 October 2018. He is Chair of the Audit Committee and Safety Management Assurance Committee and is the Senior Independent Director.