- Willie Anderson Key Details:
- Name: Willie Anderson
- Role: Head of Finance and Administration
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Willie's work history is based around finance and education. Higher education saw a business degree and a teaching PG diploma. Following a brief foray 'down south' with KPMG, he joined St.Andrews University Students' Association and developed their financial systems and processes. He moved on to Fife College as Assistant Finance Manager as they moved to independence from the local authority. Whilst there, he rediscovered his love of teaching and moved back into lecturing in accounting and business for a few years before moving back into finance in 1997.
In 1997, he joined Dundee University Students' Association (DUSA) as finance manager. He formed a key part of the SMT of 3, who quickly changed DUSA from a bankrupt, embarrassment to the University organisation, into one of the jewels in the crown of Dundee University recruitment. Working across all departments, with a focus on finance, HR, property, and commercial development, he played a key role in DUSA attaining the No.1 ranking in Scotland and top 5 in the UK for student satisfaction, as well as many global accolades. He decided to move on in 2020 as DUSA was changing its' strategy and beginning to focus on very different aspects of its mission.
Along the way, he was admitted as a Fellow to the Chartered institute of Management Accountants.
Willie has lived with his partner in the Carse of Gowrie for the past 6 years. He has two 'grown up' children, who have both graduated from and now work for Dundee University.
Away from work, you will find him engaged in some sport or another. He still officiates at the elite level of Scottish Rugby and more recently has ascended to the elite level of officiating in Scottish Cricket. You may also find him on the bowls green or even playing 'walking' football!