Leadership & Governance

Our Board of Governors oversees the institution’s activities. It is the governing body with overall responsibility for the University’s mission, strategic performance, resources and assets. It ensures accountability of the executive functions. There are 22 Governors with a wide range of academic and non-academic backgrounds. Most of them are external to the University. The Chair of the Board is Chris Sayers.

Our Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive is Professor Andrew Wathey. He is the principal academic and administrative officer of the University - responsible to, and appointed by, the Board. He is also the University's Accountable Officer for the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

Our University Executive advises the Vice-Chancellor on matters relating to the management of the University. Its 16 members are the senior academic and professional leadership of the University.

Our four academic Faculties are: Arts, Design & Social Sciences; Business & Law; Engineering & Environment; Health & Life Sciences.

Our Professional Services are: Academic Registry; Academic Services; Campus Services; Finance; Human Resources; International Development; IT Services; Marketing; Research & Business Services.

The Chancellor of the University is Baroness Grey-Thompson of Eaglescliffe