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 and monitoring the budget of the Office, as well as a Director of Communications, who leads the Strategy Team, Communications Team and Web & Digital Engagement 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
Deputy ProvostClaire Ozanne
Deputy ProvostPatrick Corcoran
Deputy Provost and Director of Graduate SchoolAnn MacLarnon
Executive Assistant to the Vice-ChancellorKaren MacNaughton, 020 8392 3111
Director of CommunicationsLiam Hurley, 020 8392 3822
Projects OfficerCurrently vacant
Projects AdministratorHamina Mehraj, 020 8392 4486
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:
Head of Communications, Natalie Murray
Press and PR Manager, Donna Mitchell
Communications Adviser, Jess Clinkett
Communications Adviser, Lucy Parsons
Communications Adviser, Áine Gilligan
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 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.
Head of Web and Digital Engagement, Andy MowbrayDigital Marketing Officer, Mike WaringWeb and Digital Development Officer Daniel Abbey (temp)Web and Digital Engagement Assistant, Daniel Brown