Jessica Pugh

Jessica Pugh
Universities UK
Head of Finance
​ Jessica Pugh is responsible for the finance function at Universities UK, covering both the business-facing side of finance (budgeting, management reporting, business partnering) and the back-office function (statutory compliance, including tax, payroll, pensions, sales and purchases).
 
Jessica is an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) qualified accountant and not-for-profit specialist. She has worked in charity finance functions for 13 years, trained as an accountant with a not-for-profit specialised audit firm, and holds the ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting qualification. 

She studied mathematics at the University of Sheffield.

Blog

The grades u-turn caused a ripple effect throughout education – it could be catastrophic for unis

25 August 2020
From over-stretched finances to lack of space and facilities, universities are facing a perfect storm of problems.

A ‘whole university approach’ to wellbeing: meeting the challenges of Covid-19

22 July 2020
Dr Hannah Friend and Dr Diana Beech explain how having a recently-developed wellbeing strategy in place helped the University of Warwick respond to the challenges of Covid-19.