Reporting to the Falmouth Exeter Plus (FX Plus) Board, FX Plus works to deliver shared Higher Education (HE) services and facilities for Falmouth University (Falmouth) and the University of Exeter (UoE) in Cornwall.
Our purpose is to help UoE and Falmouth achieve their global ambitions and to support them in providing their students with a life-changing university experience.
Our name reflects the strong link to our university partners. It also signifies the added value that we bring through the development and delivery of shared facilities and services for students and staff.
FX Plus is an exempt charity wholly owned by Falmouth and UoE on a 50:50 basis.
Each FX Plus directorate is headed by a member of the Senior Executive Team (SET).
Director of Student & Library Services
As Director of Student & Library Services, David heads up the Library & Archives, the Compass Helpdesks, Student Support, Multifaith Chaplaincy, Accessibility, Inclusive Learning, and ASK Academic Skills and Languages.
David joined FX Plus in June 2015, having worked student services leadership since 2002. He was previously Director of Student Experience at the University of Roehampton, and Director of Student Support at the University of Surrey before that. David was also Secretary and then Vice Chair of AMOSSHE, the Association for Heads of Student Services in HE between 2003 and 2010.
David has a first class Bachelors degree in Sociology (Surrey), a Masters Degree in Education Management (Open) and is accredited practitioner of the Insight and FIRO psychometric instruments.
Director of Residences and Facilities
Oliver’s background is in student accommodation services which he managed for eight years before joining us, in 2009, from the University of Greenwich. As Director of Residences and Facilities Oliver’s responsibilities encompass Accommodation Services, Facilities Management, The Sports Centre and Campus Safety and Security.
This also includes care of our beautiful grounds, transport and parking and the environment and sustainability remit.
Director of IT and Digital
Stuart joined FX Plus in August 2017. He has a blend of public and private sector experience with strong technical and business skills. His last position before coming to FX Plus was CIO (Chief Information Officer) at Cornwall Council.
Throughout his career the focus has always been on technology and digital services. He is passionate about how digital transformation can affect organisations and is committed to working across the Cornwall campuses to change the digital experience of Education and Research.
Director of Commercial Operations
Lee joined FX Plus in December 2019 after spending several years as the Commercial Director for the University of Plymouth where he led the turnaround of their commercial services company.
At FX Plus he is responsible for a range of Commercial functions from Catering, Bars, Retail and Events to overseeing the Procurement function. Lee is also responsible for leading Cornwall Plus the subsidiary company owned by FX Plus which is focused on generating external income.
Director of Finance, Falmouth University
Rob was appointed Director of Finance in 2014, having been in the deputy post since 1998 and joining Falmouth University in 1992. During that time he has been involved with finances across the institution from the early days of European funding and the acquisition of the Penryn Campus, the establishment of the joint venture, Falmouth Exeter Plus, the merger with Dartington and, most recently, in achieving University title.
He is responsible for all aspects of finance across Falmouth University, including procurement, and is heavily involved with financial planning. The importance of working with staff across the institution to de-mystify finances is at the forefront of Rob’s approach to finance, supported by tight controls and rigorous financial management and analysis.