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Executive Board

The Executive Board plays a crucial role in developing and implementing the university’s strategy and plans.

The Executive Board is chaired by Vice-Chancellor Professor Katie Normington and is comprised of:

  • The Vice-Chancellor
  • Four Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor/Deans
  • The Pro Vice-Chancellors (Academic; and Enterprise; and Research)
  • The Chief Operating Officer
  • The Associate Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Student and Academic Services
  • The Associate Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Marketing and Communications
  • The Chief Finance Officer
  • The Executive Director of People and Organisational Development

Executive Board membership:

Professor Katie Normington, Vice-Chancellor

Professor Andy Collop, Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Dr Simon Oldroyd, Pro Vice-Chancellor/Dean of Health and Life Sciences

Mr Simon Bradbury, Pro Vice-Chancellor/Dean of Arts, Design and Humanities

Professor Heather McLaughlin, Pro Vice-Chancellor/Dean of Business and Law

Professor Shushma Patel, Pro Vice-Chancellor/Dean of Computing, Engineering and Media

Professor Jackie Labbe, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Professor David Mba, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) 

Mr Ben Browne, Chief Operating Officer

Dr Peter Cross, Chief Finance Officer

Mrs Joanne Cooke, Associate Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Student and Academic Services

Dr Philip Pothen, Acting Executive Director of Marketing and Communications

Mrs Janine Brennan, Executive Director of People and Organisational Development

Mr Sam Weston, Secretary/Clerk to the Board of Governors