Unite Students appoints a new Group People Director

Having formerly worked for the likes of Google and OVO Energy, the new appointment will lead Unite Students' high-performance team.

Amy Round joins Unite Students as its new Group People Director | PBSA News
Amy Round joins Unite Students as its new Group People Director.

Provider of purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) – Unite Students – has announced the appointment of Amy Round as Group People Director.

Amy has a wealth of experience in leading people and talent teams in high growth companies, having previously worked at Google, OVO Energy and most recently as Chief People Officer at Vertical Aerospace.

“We’re thrilled Amy has joined us as we refresh our vision for the business. Amy brings with her a wealth of experience in progressive, people-centric businesses and her appointment is integral to our ambition to be a great place to work for all. I’m confident Amy will bring a fresh perspective to evolve our people and culture strategy to deliver for our people and our students, and drive growth for our organisation at a critical moment in our evolution. I’m looking forward to working closely with her to unleash the enormous potential of our community as we take our growth ambitions to the next level.”

Joe Lister, Chief Executive, Unite Students

Unite Students is the UK’s largest owner, manager, and developer of PBSA serving the country’s world-leading higher education sector. The company provide homes to 70,000 students across 158 properties in 23 leading university towns and cities. Unite Students also currently partner with over 60 universities across the UK.

The company’s people are driven by a common purpose: to provide a ‘Home for Success’ for the students who live with them. Unite Students’ accommodation is safe and secure, high quality and affordable. Students live predominantly in en-suite study bedrooms with rents covering all bills, insurance, 24-hour security and high-speed Wi-Fi.

“I’m excited to be joining such a purpose-driven organisation, which is making a difference to the lives of so many students. My top priority is building high-performance teams and cultivating and supporting highly engaged leaders who enable team members to take on new challenges, learn, and grow in a healthy, inclusive environment.

“I’m looking forward to leading the people team and agenda as we build on the fantastic foundations already in place and cement Unite Students’ position as an employer of choice and a truly great place to work, with an unrivalled culture where everyone can thrive.”

Amy Round, Group People Director, Unite Students