Ms Michèle Holden
Acting Executive Director of Finance
Michèle is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She studied for the qualification at De Montfort University (DMU, formerly Leicester Polytechnic) and returned to DMU in September 2013 as the Deputy Director of Finance, becoming Acting Executive Director of Finance in 2017.
She was a corporate executive in the global pulp and paper industry and at a US direct marketing and internet retailer, preparing their Initial Public Offering before moving into the public sector and higher education in 2003.
Her ten years at Washington State University as Director of Financial Services, Administrative Services, included planning and delivering a major campus transformation programme and systems implementation before returning to the UK and DMU.
Michèle is a DMU Square Mile Dementia Ambassador.
She is passionate about enhancing the quality of the undergraduate experience at university and broadening cultural awareness and diversity in the workplace.