The University Leadership Group

The University Leadership Group (ULG) is responsible for advising the Executive Board on key issues, challenges and opportunities. The ULG makes sure that decisions are informed by departmental and professional service area perspectives, providing a coherent distributed leadership team to support effective delivery of the University strategic plan.

ULG members

President and Vice-Chancellor
Professor Nishan Canagarajah

Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Professor Edmund Burke

Pro-Vice-Chancellors
Professor Iain Gillespie (Research and Enterprise)

Pro-Vice-Chancellors and Heads of College
Professor Paul Monks (Head of the College of Science and Engineering)
Professor Henrietta O'Connor (Head of the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities)
Professor Philip Baker (Head of the College of Life Sciences)

Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellors
Professor Lisanne Gibson (Research)

Chief Operating Officer
Martyn Riddleston

Registrar and Secretary
Geoff Green

Director of HR
Kate Bradley

Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer
Kerry Law

Director of Estates
Michael Flanagan

Director of IT
Adrian Ridpath

Director of Strategy, Marketing and Communications
Georgina Kelly

Dean of the Doctoral College
Professor David Lambert

President of the Students’ Union
Oge Obioha

University Librarian
Caroline Taylor

Director of Research and Enterprise
Grant Bourhill

College Directors of Operations

  • Rebecca Draper (College of Life Sciences)
  • Ruth Daly (College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities)
  • Penny Jackson (College of Science and Engineering)

Heads of Departments
Current list

Deans of Education and Deans of Research

  • Professor Andrew Fry (Dean of Research, College of Life Sciences)
  • Dr Bob Norman (Dean of Education, College of Life Sciences)
  • Dr Liz Jones (Dean of Education, College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities)
  • Professor Mark Purnell (Dean of Research, College of Science and Engineering)
  • Dr Sandeep Handa (Dean of Education, College of Science and Engineering)