Georgia Giatras

STFC Chief Operating Officer

Georgia Giatras is Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

Georgia joined STFC in January 2023.

As our COO, she is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations and supporting strategic planning across STFC’s corporate functions, ensuring delivery is optimised.

She also supports our Executive Chair in aligning STFC with the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) strategy, working closely with the other UKRI COOs to ensure there is effective 2-way dialogue between the UKRI central hub and the research councils.

Georgia has unique experience in:

  • creating and implementing strategic plans
  • team building
  • delivering greater operational efficiencies

Prior to her current role, Georgia was COO at Climate Analytics, a not-for-profit climate science and policy institute based in Berlin, Germany, where she led the development of the financial and operational functions across the organisation.

Before joining Climate Analytics, Georgia was Vice Provost of Resource Planning at Carnegie Mellon University, US. Georgia led financial and physical resource management and planning for the university, which has annual expenditure of over $1.4 billion and serves over 15,000 students across 4 continents.

She has also held several senior leadership roles at the University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University.

Georgia holds a Masters in Business Administration from New York University, as well as an undergraduate degree in Finance from Fordham University in New York.

When time permits, she also teaches various graduate and undergraduate courses, including ‘Accounting for non-profits’.

Last updated: 5 September 2023

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