Claudia Luca joined the Defence Academy from Arden University, the first online specialist university to launch in the UK in the past 50 years.
During her 15 years at Arden University, Claudia was instrumental in developing and executing the strategies and operational business transformations that took Arden from being a small family-owned higher education provider to becoming only the second private provider to achieve degree-awarding powers and obtain University Title.
From 2014 to 2017, Claudia filled the post of Chief Operating Officer. In this role she oversaw the core functional areas of student support services, academic standards and quality, human resources, IT infrastructure and development, and learning technologies. She was a member of Arden University’s Academic Board and of the Executive Team and provided key operational and strategic planning input to the CEO and Board of Directors.
In 2008, Claudia was awarded an MBA from Henley Management College, and previously obtained a BSc from the University of Sheffield.