Ian Mathews joined Abu Dhabi University (ADU) in January 2019 in the position of Vice Chancellor for Financial & Administrative Affairs. In this role he is a key member of the Chancellor’s leadership team, providing strategic leadership to ADU’s administrative and financial affairs functions.
Before joining ADU, Mr. Mathews served as Chief Financial Officer at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Ireland’s premier university, for over 24 years. As statutory officer and key member of the leadership team, he was accountable to the Board for the overall management of the university’s financial affairs. Under his leadership, TCD’s Financial Services Division achieved numerous accomplishments including being named 2018 Finance Team of the Year at the Irish Accountancy Awards and the British Accountancy Awards.
Mr. Mathews is a chartered accountant, having trained with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Dublin. He holds a bachelor’s in commerce and a diploma in professional accounting from University College Dublin and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.