Tracey Jessup

Chief Transformation Officer

Tracey Jessup is Chief Transformation Officer, and will lead, develop and manage comprehensive changes to how the university operates its business, including delivery of a critical multi-year transformation journey to align our technology, our people and our ways of working. Putting modern digital capability at the heart of how DMU develops a unique student and staff experience will ensure that we deliver our Empowering University Strategy – transforming our business and creating a highly competitive model in higher education through the digitalisation of student facing processes and driving future technologies for education and research. 

The Marketing and Communications, IT and Media Services and People and Organisational Development directorates report to her and are all critical inputs in making the people, process and technology changes to enable that transformation and deliver high-performing, change-enabled teams. 

Prior to joining DMU Tracey had a twenty plus year career in central Government working in policy and digital roles, most recently as Chief Digital and Information Officer of the UK Parliament. Tracey was responsible for the strategic direction of Parliament’s digital offering, transforming ways in which citizens connected with Parliament including building a new website for Parliament, the delivery and management of parliamentary digital platforms, and providing technology services to Members and staff in Westminster and throughout the UK.

Tracey was ranked no. 23 in the 2021 CIO 100 and is the winner of the Women in IT Outstanding Contribution Award 2021 awarded for her work leading delivery of the virtual and hybrid Parliament during the Covid-19 pandemic.