NCH Operations Team
Operations at NCH
The Operations department ensures the smooth-running of New College of the Humanities. We are in charge of financial management and corporate relationships, the upkeep of The Registry building, Human Resources, and IT facilities.
Rob Farquharson BA (Oxon), MBA (Wharton)
Chief Operating Officer
Rob’s early career was as a solicitor with Clifford Chance in London and Singapore. He spent four years in corporate finance with 3i and three years with Bain & Company as a consultant. More recently, he has spent eight years as a director and managing director of major educational publishing businesses. He has a degree in history from Oxford University and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Vanessa Carreras BSc (Leeds), ACMA
Vanessa specialises in finance related functions and is a qualified Management Accountant. For the last 10 years, she has held various Financial Controller positions. The industries she has worked at have varied from Lift Installation, to mobile technology, print distribution, but most notably Further and Higher Education.
Sheena Van der Merwe
HR & Operations Manager
Frances Millen BA
Frances works directly with the HR manager, supporting her in her role.
Prior to joining NCH, she worked in retail management on the M&S Graduate Scheme.
Frances graduated from Warwick University in 2017 with a BA (hons) in German with French.
Lee Fenwick BSc (Herts)
Lee manages the timetabling needs of the College. He is the main contact for any timetabling queries you have. He can also assist with any ad-hoc room bookings students or staff have for study or event purposes. Lee achieved a First Class Honours studying BSc Music Technology at the University of Hertfordshire in 2011.
Tom is the primary contact for all Facilities / IT matters across the college, he started in facilities working for an investment bank and went on to further his experience in similar roles for a governing body, a talent agency and now at the College. Tom is now working towards gaining his NEBOSH qualification and looking to begin an IWFM membership.