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Queen's Campus Administration

Central Administration Staff

David Fionda

Operations Director

The Operations Director, David Fionda, has the job of overseeing the non-teaching aspects of administration at Queen's Campus to ensure that the Campus runs as smoothly as possible. In this capacity he has a wide range of duties including:

  • Ensuring University policies and procedures are implemented at the Campus
  • Office Facilities and Secretarial Services, including Reprographics and Receptionists
  • Office Space
  • Sustainability, including energy use, recycling and green travel, to assist in achieving the University's carbon reduction commitment
  • Health and Safety

David has a team of people to support him in his work, in particular Avril Brown, Campus Services Manager, and Pam Brewer, Senior Finance Assistant. Their teams, although not always visible, play an important part in ensuring that the Campus runs effectively and smoothly.

In addition, David is also Bursar to John Snow and Stephenson Colleges (see related links).

Contact David on 0191 33 40014 (



Avril Brown

Campus Services Manager

Avril Brown is the Campus Services Manager at Queen's and manages the provision of Central Administration and secretarial services, including the Reception areas in Holliday, Ebsworth and Wolfson and the Campus Reprographics Department, managing budgets and performance of staff. She co-ordinates the training and development of Central Administration and secretarial staff, liaising with the Durham Training team to tailor courses to specific requirements as needed. Avril also liaises with the Training Team on behalf of staff on Campus, regarding opportunities to run courses at Queen's.

In addition she has responsibility for the day to day management of the telecoms and postal services on Campus, as well as the Campus-wide purchase of furniture and equipment.

Avril is the Coach Co-ordinator for staff at Queen's, the H&S co-ordinator and Diversity & Equality contact for Central Administration and deputises for the Operations Director during periods of absence. She also co-ordinates and Chairs the Campus Admin Network meetings and co-ordinates volunteer projects for the team.

Avril joined the University in 1993, having spent 20+ years in administration and training.

Contact Avril on 0191 33 40019 (