Peter Hope was educated at the University of Stirling, where he was awarded a BA Hons in Accountancy. In addition, he was awarded a Masters in Business Administration from Ulster University in 1995. He trained as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte and Touche and is currently a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. He joined the University in 1991 as Head of Internal Audit. He was appointed Director of Finance in 2003 and took on the position of Chief Finance and Information Officer in 2010.
He is member of the Northern Ireland Science Park Audit Committee and a member of the North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium Board of Directors.
Responsibilities: Finance & Planning (including Income & Treasury Management; Expenditure; Financial Accounting; Management Accounting; Purchasing; Salaries & Wages; Pensions; Financial Strategy, Policy Planning; Investment; Taxation; External Audit, Internal Audit, student statistics including student data, statutory returns; academic courses and student numbers planning; performance monitoring; sectoral research; institutional benchmarking; provision of management information; systems maintenance and development); Information Services (covering academic and administrative computing, digital communications, media-technology services and reprographic services); Student Administration and Library.