Liz Rylatt

Group Chief Financial Officer  

After graduating from Newcastle University with a BSc in Computer Science, Liz qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, also in Newcastle. 

She then spent a number of years in lead finance roles with various retail organisations including John Lewis, House of Fraser and Laura Ashley, before using her financial skills in a new sector. 

Liz spent 18 years with the BBC working across the Corporation in a number of divisional and corporate finance roles. She prepared the business case for setting-up the 24 Hour News channel and the News Online service. As CFO of the Operations Division she supported the COO of the BBC leading the Property, Technology, Marketing and HR functions, as well as Finance. During her tenure, Liz was involved in a number of transformation projects in both Finance and Operations, delivering savings back to the business.

Liz was appointed CFO of City, University of London in August 2016, having responsibility for the Finance, Property & Facilities and IT teams. She raised £60 million through a private placement.

Liz is a trustee of Help for Heroes and Chair of their Risk and Audit Committee.

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