About the University of Leicester

Council Membership 2023-24

Where applicable, the end date has been listed.

Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council
Gary Dixon, BSc, FCA, MBA (2025)

President and Vice-Chancellor
Professor Nishan Canagarajah

Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Henrietta O'Connor BA, MLitt, PhD, AFCIPD

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Professional Services)
Kerry Law PGDip, MSc

Cathy Ellis BCom, MBA, ACA (2024)

Appointed by the Council
George Acquah (2024)
Lauren Bartlett BComm (2026)
Liz Blyth MA (2026)
Jack Chambers BA (Hons), Solicitor (2026)
Rishi Madlani (2025)
Kevin Nagle (2025)
Richard Tapp, LLB, LLM, MBA, FCG, FCIS, MCIArb, FRSA Solicitor (2025)

Appointed by the Senate
Professor Catherine Morley (2025) 
Dr Gabrielle Provan (2026)
Professor Mark Purnell (2024)
Professor Jacqui Shaw (2024)

Appointed by the Court
Mehmooda Duke MBE, DL, BEd (Hons) (2025)
Cathy Ellis BCom, MBA, ACA (2026) (Treasurer for 2023-24)
Dr Sophie Dale-Black PhD, BSc(Hons), Vice-Chair of Council (2025)
vacancy x2

The President of the Students’ Union
Archie Robinson (2024)

Appointed by the Alumni Association
Martin Cullen LLB (Hons) (2025)

Geoff Green BA (Hons), MBA (MBA Open), Registrar and Secretary

Assistant Secretary
Alison Benson

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