Senior Ambassadorial Positions
Below are the profiles of our Chancellor, Pro Chancellors and Honorary Fellows of the University.
Baroness Sandip Verma
Baroness Verma, a member of the House of Lords since 2006, is a highly respected British-Indian politician and businesswoman. As Chancellor, she is the ceremonial head and ambassador of the University of Roehampton. As an advocate of the University, she is responsible for promoting the strategic aims and the institution’s activities, including any philanthropic campaigns in the wider global and national community, and serves as an inspirational role model to the University's 10,000 students.
Baroness Verma was formerly Ministerial Champion for Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Overseas. She chairs the UN Women's national committee for UK. Baroness Verma served as a minister for Energy and Climate Change, as minister for International Development and government whip for the coalition government. She was the Chair of the EU Sub Committee for Goods, a Member of the EU Select Committee. Baroness Verma holds a number of positions and roles in the private sector, a strong and consistent voice for equality, diversity and inclusion that cuts across all her work.
Sir David Bell
Sir David Bell has an extensive history of senior executive and non-executive positions within the private, public and third sectors. He was appointed as Pro Chancellor in 2010. Sir David also served as Chair of the University Council from 2008 to 2020. More...
Her Excellency Nomatemba Tambo
Her Excellency Nomatemba Tambo is a South African diplomat, educated in the United Kingdom and a highly respected individual who brings a wealth of knowledge to the University. More...
Fellow of the University
The Very Reverend Dr John Hall
The Very Reverend John Hall was installed as the 38th Dean of Westminster in 2006. He became the Church of England's Chief Education Officer in 1998, with overall responsibility for the Church's strategy, policy and practice. More...
William Macintyre CB
William Macintyre was chairman of the Froebel Educational Institute until 2015 and was appointed as the first ever Pro-Chancellor of the University of Roehampton in 2006. After William's term ended, he was appointed a Fellow of the University in March 2012. Prior to his retirement William was a career civil servant in the Departments of Energy and Trade and Industry and has more than 30 years' experience in public service, especially in its interface with business.
John Simpson CBE
John Simpson is the BBC's World Affairs Editor and was Chancellor of the University of Roehampton from 2005 until 2014, when he was made an Honorary Fellow of the University. His career at the BBC has spanned more than 40 years and has earned him a reputation as one of the UK's most experienced and authoritative journalists.