Organisation and Management
Below are profiles of our Chancellor, Pro-Chancellors and senior officers of the University. Our senior management structures is detailed in this organisational chart.
Dame Jacqueline Wilson announced her intention to stand down as Chancellor in February 2020, and her tenure concluded at the end of 2019/20 academic year.
The University is currently undertaking the process to identify a successor as Chancellor.
Chair of Council
Phil Walker was appointed as Chair of Council in August 2020. He started his career as a teacher of mathematics, going on to lead a support unit for excluded children in Wandsworth.
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.
Akram Khan is one of the most respected dance artists working in the UK today. Akram has been involved with the University of Roehampton since 2010, when he received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters. Since then, he has worked with staff and students from the Department of Dance on several occasions.
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.
William Macintyre CB
William Macintyre is chairman of the Froebel Educational Institute and was appointed as the first ever Pro-Chancellor of the University of Roehampton in 2006. After his term ended, he was appointed a Fellow of the University in March 2012. Prior to his retirement he 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 most experienced and authoritative journalists.
Professor Jean-Noël Ezingeard
Professor Jean-Noël Ezingeard took up his post as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Roehampton on 1 May 2019. More...
Professor Anna Gough-Yates
Professor Anna Gough-Yates was appointed Provost of the University of Roehampton on 1 August 2018. In her role, she is responsible for the University’s teaching and learning and research activities. More...
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer
Reggie Blennerhassett joined Roehampton from The Royal Veterinary College, where he had been Director of Finance and a member of their Finance Office since 1991. He is Vice-Chair of the British Universities Finance Directors Group London Region. More...
Director of Strategy and External Relations
Liam is responsible for external relations and strategic development for Roehampton. This includes communications, including marketing, media relations, internal communications, web and digital engagement and brand management; student recruitment, including international recruitment and development and schools engagement; external partnerships, including civic engagement. He also leads the strategic and policy support team, which drives strategic monitoring and development.
Dr Stephen Driver
Stephen Driver is Vice-Provost (Education) responsible for learning and teaching and the student experience. In his role, Stephen leads on Roehampton's education strategy, and is the academic lead for the University's access and participation plan, National Student Survey and submissions to the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF). More...
Vice-Provost (Planning and Engagement)
Mark took up the post as Vice-Provost (Planning and Engagement) in September 2019. Before that he was Deputy Provost, Academic Development having joined the University as Director of Roehampton Business School in November 2017. During his period as Director of Roehampton Business School, he developed a robust business plan for the Business School, and initiated enhancements to the course portfolio and proposition, introducing placement modules and expanding professional accreditation. More...
Vice-Provost (Research and Knowledge Exchange)
Dr Richard Keogh
Richard is responsible for matters concerning Research and Knowledge Exchange, including the development and implementation of the University's Research and Knowledge Exchange strategy. More...