Vice-Chancellor's Office

Bernie Topham

Bernie is the Chief Operating Officer at the University of Portsmouth. This is a new role overseeing a range of services, including Estates, Campus Services, IS, Marketing, Library and Sports and Recreation and she is a member of the University’s Executive Board. Bernie is also involved in developing the University’s relationships with key partners, particularly in relation to enterprise and City based Partnerships.

Before joining the University in December 2013, Bernie was Chief Executive of Eastleigh Borough Council. She was also a member of Hampshire Health and Wellbeing Board, the lead Chief Executive for Economic Development for PUSH (the Partnership for Urban South Hampshire) and the Chair of the Hampshire Chief Executive’s Group. The majority of her career has been spent in local government, either in corporate management or economic development and regeneration, and she has held Director level roles in Portsmouth City Council and the Borough of Poole.

Bernie is a graduate in English from the University of Southampton and subsequently gained an MBA from the University of Plymouth.

Chief Operating Officer - Ms Bernie Topham

Telephone: 023 9284 3388
Email: bernie.topham@port.ac.uk
Address: University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP

Executive Assistant to Bernie Topham - Shirley Boff

Telephone: 023 9284 3397
Email: shirley.boff@port.ac.uk
Address: University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP