Tracey Jessup joined De Montfort University in the new role of Chief Transformation Officer in June 2022. She is leading, developing and managing comprehensive changes to how the university operates its business, including delivery of a critical multi-year transformation journey to align DMU’s technology, people and ways of working. Putting modern digital capability at the heart of how DMU develops a unique student and staff experience will ensure delivery of DMU’s Empowering University Strategy – transforming its business and creating a highly competitive model in higher education through the digitalisation of student facing processes and driving future technologies for education and research. 

Prior to joining DMU Tracey had a twenty plus year career in central Government working in policy and digital roles, most recently as Chief Digital and Information Officer of the UK Parliament responsible for the strategic direction of Parliament’s digital offering, transforming ways in which citizens connected with Parliament including building a new website for Parliament, the delivery and management of parliamentary digital platforms, and providing technology services to Members and staff in Westminster and throughout the UK.   


Tracey was ranked no. 23 in the 2021 CIO 100 and is the winner of the Women in IT Outstanding Contribution Award 2021.