Financial Planning and Analysis

Assisting Departments and Divisions with budgeting and sound financial planning


As business partners, FP&A Managers collaborate with, and support, Budget Controllers in achieving value for money for their individual business units and the School. For more information, please see here.

Meet the FP&A Team

Please click here to see who looks after your Department or Division

Naomi Richardson - Head of Financial Planning and Analysis

Responsible for the development and delivery of financial planning and analysis to senior management, academic departments and service divisions. Line management responsibility for the Financial Planning and Analysis team. 

Proposals for Large Scale Research Grants/Centres, Major Academic Initiatives.


Ellen Fraser - FP&A Manager

Responsible for Estates and Security; Fees; REF; HEIF, IAA, HEFCE and other grants; Staff research accounts; RTSG and the Financial Planning Model.


Laura Gilbert - FP&A Manager

FP&A Lead for the OneFinance project.

Responsible for Residences and Catering; APCC: TRIUM, Summer Schools and ULIP; LSEE overview; Conferences, Publications and Global Academic Engagement and the following Academic Departments: Philosophy, Psychological and Behavioural Science, Sociology, Methodology, Media and Communications, Anthropology and Statistics.


Oliver Baden - FP&A Manager

Currently seconded to the International Growth Centre (IGC).

George Hughes - FP&A Manager 

Responsible for Research Grants, Contracts and Centres overview, IGC overview, Research Division, Scholarships, Academic Registrars Division (ARD)/ Student Services, Library, Careers, Communications, Directorate, GLPD, Nursery and Planning Unit.


 Ioannis Tsolkas - FP&A Manager

Responsible for the Finance and HR division, forecasting and overview of staff salaries, Discretionary pay budgets, Remuneration Committee, replacement teaching and fund checks for all Establishment Academic Department posts.


Gorinder Sidhu- FP&A Manager

Responsible for Student Union, PhD Academy, Language Centre, TLC Division, LSE 100, Academic & Professional Development (APD), LSE Life, Executive MSc's and the following Academic Departments: Accounting, Economic History, Economics and the European Institute.


Kevin Randall - FP&A Manager

IGA and Centres, III, Marshall Institute, Philanthropy and Global Engagement and the following Academic Departments: Management, International Relations, International Development, International History, Mathematics, Finance, Health Policy, School of Public Policy, Social Policy, Law, Government, Gender Institute and Geography.


Martin Griffith - FP&A Manager 

Responsible for LSE Enterprise, DTS and the Business Improvement Unit.


Victoria Ellah – Financial Planning Analyst

Responsible for EDI, maintenance of the salary forecasting database, monthly FTE reporting, and maternity and sickness transfers.


Sonia Paiva - Financial Planning Analyst

Reponsible for assisting with LSE Enterprise reporting and enquiries.


Sandra Daly – Financial Planning Analyst

Responsible for assisting with all Residences and Catering reporting and enquiries.


Vanessa Mansingh - Financial Planning Analyst

Responsible for assisting with all DTS reporting and enquiries.




Budget Controllers and Budget Approvers

Budget Controllers

Budget Controllers are responsible to the Chief Financial Officer and the Finance and Estates Committee (FEC) for the management of budgets within their control. 

Budget Approvers

Budget approvers are responsible to their Budget Controller for the income and expenditure appropriate to their budgets.

For more information, see this extract on Budget Controllers/Signers from the Financial Regulations.


Please see the OneFinance web pages for comprehensive information about the School's finance system and associated processes.

Should you need any assistance please contact the relevant section within the Finance Division by using the Finance Division enquiry form.


A-Z of useful documents

Fund Checks

  • All 1st Fund Checks (Authority to Advertise) and any contract changes in existing staff that have a budgetary impact should be sent to the relevant funding approver in Finance Division.

  • 2nd Fund Checks - Confirmation that funds are available before the School can make a contractual offer will go to HR.

  • The E-recruitment system will automatically direct first fund checks to the relevant funding approver, which will be reviewed within our standard SLA of 3 working days.  If your request is more urgent, please contact your FP&A Manager directly.   

  • If you are unsure about the appropriate person to contact for funding approval, please contact your FP&A Manager.

  • If you have any further questions about the Fund Check process, please speak with your relevant HR contact or FP&A Manager. A list of all HR Partners, Advisers and Administrators can be found here.

Process Mapping the Customer Journey: New Starters and Contract Variations


  • Journals over £10k require FP&A Manager approval.

  • Journal Requests should be submitted in OneFinance, please see here for more information (Information for budget holders section).


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