Vice-Chancellor's Office

The Vice-Chancellor is the most senior academic and administrative officer of the University, responsible for strategic direction and leadership. 

The Vice-Chancellor is supported by a Personal Assistant, responsible for diary management and monitoring the budget of the office, as well as a Director of Strategy and External Relations, who leads the Strategy Team, Recruitment and International Development, Communications Team and Web & Digital Engagement Team.

The Vice-Chancellor's direct reports include the Provost, a Pro Vice-Chancellor (also Director of Finance) and the University Registrar.

The Provost is supported by a team of Deputy Provosts.

Senior staff organisational chart.

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Professor Jean-Noël Ezingeard

Professor Anna Gough-Yates

Deputy Provost, Research and External Engagement
Professor Claire Ozanne

Deputy Provost, Learning and Teaching
Dr Stephen Driver

General administration

Executive Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor & Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Claire Duffell, 020 8392 3111

Strategy Team

Director of Strategy and External Relations
Liam Hurley

Policy and Projects Manager
Jordan Kenny

Communications Team

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:

  • account management for all academic and academic support departments including
    1. ensuring that key messages are shared internally and externally
    2. directing print and online advertising appropriately
    3. working with academic departments to develop USPs for academic programmes
    4. promoting departmental events
  • raising the profile of academic research
  • all media and public relations activities
  • central university advertising campaigns
  • co-ordinating corporate video production and managing the image library
  • managing the University brand and visual identity
  • core print publications, including the Annual Review, Undergraduate Prospectus, Postgraduate Prospectus and Orientation Guide for new students

Head of Marketing and Communications, Caragh Johnson

Communications Adviser, Charlotte Fletcher

Academic departments:

  • Humanities
  • Media, Culture and Language

Communications Adviser, Jessica Robinson

Academic departments:

  • Business School
  • Drama, Theatre and Performance

Communications Adviser, Tina Watson

Academic departments:

  • School of Education
  • Social Sciences

Communications Adviser, Tiffanni Garner

Academic departments:

  • Life Sciences
  • Psychology

Web and Digital Engagement Team

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 Mowbray

Web Development Manager, Jon Mairlot
Social Media Manager
, Dan Brown
Social Media Co-ordinator, Deepali Kansal