Quaestor (University of St Andrews)

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Quaestor and Factor of University of St Andrews
Member of Principal's Office
Reports to Principal
Appointer University Court
Website Quaestor and Factor

The Quaestor at the University of St Andrews, in Scotland, is a senior executive, and is responsible for the finances of the University; the equivalent of treasurer, Finance Director, or chief operating officer in other institutions. The Quaestor is also the Factor of the University.[1]

The Quaestor is a member of the Office of the Principal, and work under the direction of the Principal of the University of St Andrews, who is chief executive of the University.[2]

The Quaestor and Factor, as of 14 April 2017, was Derek Watson FFCA.[2]


  1. ^ "Reference guide" (PDF). www.thesaint-online.com. The Saint. 2014. p. 7. Retrieved 14 April 2017. Quaestor and factor The quaestor and factor is the University’s COO, responsible for all non-academic services. The current quaestor is Derek Watson. 
  2. ^ a b "Principal's Office | University of St Andrews". www.st-andrews.ac.uk. University of St Andrews. 2017. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 

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