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University leadership


The University Executive is led by the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Sir David Bell KCB. The other members are Professor Michael Young, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic); Professor Jon Timmis, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Commercial); Steve Knight, Chief Operating Officer; and Andrea Walters, University Secretary and Director of Human Resources.

Collectively, the Executive is accountable to the Board of Governors and responsible for the University’s organisation, strategic direction and reputation. It ensures progress is being made against the objectives set out in the University’s Strategic Plan 2020-25. The Executive also oversees compliance with statutory requirements and the regulatory framework established by the Office for Students.

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