The Vice-Chancellor is the senior academic and administrative officer of the University, responsible for the strategic direction and leadership.
The Vice-Chancellor is supported by an Executive Assistant, responsible for diary management as well as for monitoring the budget of the office, as well as a Strategy and Projects Manager, who leads the Communications Team.
The Vice-Chancellor’s direct reports include the Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Provost, two Pro Vice-Chancellors (one of whom is also Director of Finance) and the Registrar & University Secretary.
These individuals, with the Vice-Chancellor, comprise the University’s Financial Strategy Group.
Vice-ChancellorProfessor Paul O'Prey
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and ProvostProfessor Lynn Dobbs
Executive Assistant to the Vice-ChancellorKaren MacNaughtonTelephone: 020 8392 3111
VC's Strategy and Projects ManagerLiam HurleyTelephone: 020 8392 3822
Projects OfficerSiobhan BygateTelephone: 020 8392 3050
Projects Administrator(Currently vacant)
The Communications Team is responsible for the promotion of the University to internal and external audiences and for managing press and public relations engagement activity. The team’s work includes:
Team members:Communications and Publications Manager, Natalie Murray
Press and PR Manager, Donna Mitchell
Communications Adviser, Jess ClinkettAcademic departments:
Communications Adviser, Matthew HinesAcademic departments:
Communications Adviser, Currently vacantAcademic departments:
The Web and Digital Engagement Team is responsible for overall development and maintenance of the external University website, including determining site structure and design and allocating roles and permissions for web editors in academic and academic support departments.
The team is also responsible for promoting the University digitally, including coordinating and enhancing the diverse range of social media presences that the institution has and using social media tools to engage in a proactive manner with potential students.
Other responsibilities include data and analytics on how users interact with the website, user demographics, sources of site traffic and for tracking digital mentions of the University in social media and across the wider internet.
The team works with IT in coordinating the provision of training staff in using the web site content management system and in providing support for aspects of the University intranet.
Team members:Web and Digital Engagement Manager, Andy MowbrayDigital Marketing Officer, Mike WaringWeb and Digital Development Officer, [currently vacant]
Claire OzannePatrick CorcoranAnn MacLarnon