Carolyn Bruce - Chester Cathedral

Carolyn Bruce

Executive Director

Carolyn is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, having trained in a small firm of accountants after leaving University with a degree in Accountancy. 

She spent nine years as Finance Director for a marketing agency in Leeds before returning to Cheshire to take on the role of Finance Director for Chester Cathedral in 2007. In 2013, Carolyn took on additional responsibility and became Executive Director, which now includes the statutory role of Chief Operating Officer as specified by the Cathedrals Measure. Since then she has obtained an MBA from the University of Chester.

Carolyn has overall responsibility for most areas of infrastructure at the Cathedral, including finances, people, buildings and other assets as well as the formal governance role.

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