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University Leadership Board

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

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

  • The Vice-Chancellor
  • The Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • The Registrar (Academic)/Secretary to the Board of Governors
  • The Chief Transformation Officer
  • The Chief Finance and Resources Officer
  • The Pro Vice-Chancellors (Education and Research)
  • The Four Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor/Deans
  • The Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • The Executive Director of Student and Academic Services
  • The Executive Director of Marketing and Communications
  • The Executive Director of People and Organisational Development

See Terms of Reference.

University Leadership Board membership:

Professor Katie Normington, Vice-Chancellor

Professor Andy Collop, Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Ms Nikki Pierce, Registrar (Academic) and Secretary to the Board of Governors

Dr Peter Cross, Chief Finance and Resources Officer

Tracey Jessup, Chief Transformation Officer

Professor Susan Orr, Pro Vice-Chancellor Education

Ms Helen Donnellan, Pro Vice-Chancellor Business and Regional Engagement

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

Mr Simon Bradbury, Pro vice-Chancellor International and Dean of Arts, Design and Humanities

Professor Heather McLaughlin, Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Academic Staff Development, Dean of Business and Law

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

Mrs Kaushika Patel, Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Mrs Joanne Cooke, Executive Director of Student and Academic Services

Mrs Melanie Fowler, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications

Mrs Janine Brennan, Executive Director of People and Organisational Development