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New appointment: Unite Students appoints new Commercial Director

12 January 2022

New appointment: Shauna Campbell has joined Unite Students from IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group plc) as Commercial Director.

Unite Students, the UK’s largest provider of student accommodation, is pleased to announce that Shauna Campbell has joined the business as Commercial Director.

Shauna joins from her role as Director of Commercial at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). She previously held a variety of roles at IHG, where she worked for more than 19 years. Prior to that, she worked for Hilton hotel group.

Commenting on her appointment, Shauna Campbell, said:

“I’m delighted to have joined Unite Students and I’m really looking forward to contributing to its continued success. My focus will be on driving growth and supporting the core purpose of building a Home for Success for students.”

Karan Khanna, Unite Students’ Chief Customer Officer, said:

“There are exciting times ahead and Shauna brings a wealth of commercial experience to the business which will continue to evolve our market-leading position. I’m looking forward to working alongside her as we continue to drive improvements in the business.”

For further information, please contact

Unite Students press office on 0117 4506300 or email

About Unite Students

Unite Students is the UK’s largest owner, manager and developer of purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) serving the country’s world-leading higher education sector. We provide homes to 76,000 students across 177 properties in 27 leading university towns and cities. We currently partner with over 60 universities across the UK.

Our people are driven by a common purpose: to provide a ‘Home for Success’ for the students who live with us. 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. We also achieved a five-star British Safety Council rating in our last audit.

We are committed to raising standards in the student accommodation sector for our customers, investors and employees. This is why our new Sustainability Strategy, launched in 2021, includes a commitment to become net zero carbon across our operations and developments by 2030.

Founded in 1991 in Bristol, the Unite Group is an award-winning Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information, visit Unite Group’s corporate website or the Unite Students’ site