EUSA appoints new Chief Executive

Proventure are proud to have supported Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) in the appointment of their new Chief Executive, Steve Hubbard.  EUSA, a leading Students’ Union and Scottish education charity has appointed Steve Hubbard, current General Manager of Sheffield Students’ Union, to be its new Chief Executive, following an extensive national search.

Proventure started to work with EUSA after the Students’ Association had failed to appoint in an earlier campaign.  Proventure’s understanding of students’ unions and excellent track record of generating candidates through tenacious and intensive search were the key skills needed to help EUSA at a difficult time for the charity.

Steve Cooley, Proventure’s Managing Director, said

This was a tough search. The market had been damaged by the earlier failed recruitment campaign and we had to work hard to find candidates with the right blend of knowledge, experience and sensitivity to working with student officers and trustees.  We conducted a national search,speaking to more than 70 people to get excellent candidates from the charity  and students’ union sectors.

Steve Hubbard, the new Chief Executive, comes from Sheffield Students’ Union, one of the leading Students’ Unions in the UK.

Steve Cooley said

Steve Hubbard is an excellent choice and will give EUSA a real boost in its drive to become a leading national and international students’ union.  Steve has helped Sheffield to become one of the leading SUs in the UK – I’m confident he’ll do the same at EUSA.  Steve beat the best of the third sector in Scotland.  His appointment is a real coup for EUSA.  I’m really excited for them.

Commenting on the overall campaign, Steve said:

We’ve appointed to every students’ union role that we’ve handled.  This appointment shows that in a tough market, a real partnership approach aligned with a relentless focus on getting results works for our clients.

During the campaign, Proventure and EUSA used to promote the role.  This is a new website designed to explain students’ unions to people from outside the student movement.