Our Executive


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The University is overseen by a Board of Governors consisting of independent members, as well as staff and student representatives. Advice to the Board of Governors is provided by the University Secretary and Director of Human Resources in her role as Clerk to the Board of Governors. The Governance team assist the Clerk to the Board of Governors in the provision of advice and guidance to the Board of Governors and constituent committees.

The Board of Governors is the body which oversees the operation of the University by the Vice Chancellor and the other members of the Executive Team. The Board of Governors formally agree the strategic direction of the University and are responsible for formally approving the Annual Accounts.  

Learn more about the Board of Governors in our Help and Advice article, or view their profiles below.

Chancellor

  1. David Bell, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive

    David Bell

    Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive
    View David Bell profile
  2. Professor Michael Young

    Michael Young

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
    View Michael Young profile
  3. Steve Knight

    Steve Knight

    Chief Operating Officer
    View Steve Knight profile
  4. Andrea Walters

    Andrea Walters

    University Secretary and Director of Human Resources
    View Andrea Walters profile
  5. John Mowbray

    John Mowbray OBE, DL

    Chair of Board of Governors
    View John Mowbray OBE, DL profile
  6. Derek Curtis

    Derek Curtis

    Governor
    View Derek Curtis profile
  7. Margaret Fay

    Margaret Fay CBE DL

    Governor
    View Margaret Fay CBE DL profile
  8. Paul Feechan

    Paul Feechan

    Governor
    View Paul Feechan profile
  9. Steve Cram

    Steve Cram

    Chancellor 2008 - present
    View Steve Cram profile
  10. Sue Forster

    Sue Forster

    Governor
    View Sue Forster profile
  11. Dean Fraser

    Dean Fraser

    Governor
    View Dean Fraser profile
  12. Farooq Hakim

    Farooq Hakim

    Governor
    View Farooq Hakim profile
  13. Umesh Patel

    Umesh Patel MBE

    Governor
    View Umesh Patel MBE profile
  14. Sean Percival

    Sean Percival

    Governor
    View Sean Percival profile
  15. Alison Thain

    Alison Thain OBE

    Governor
    View Alison Thain OBE profile
  16. Ian Kershaw

    Ian Kershaw

    Governor
    View Ian Kershaw profile
  17. Diana Tretjak

    Diana Tretjack

    Governor
    View Diana Tretjack profile
  18. David Land

    David Land

    Governor
    View David Land profile
  19. Steve Walton

    Steve Walton

    Governor
    View Steve Walton profile
  20. Linda Williams

    Cllr Linda Williams

    Governor
    View Cllr Linda Williams profile
  21. Diane Stevens

    Diane Stevens

    Governor
    View Diane Stevens profile

The Executive Team

  1. David Bell, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive

    David Bell

    Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive
    View David Bell profile
  2. Professor Michael Young

    Michael Young

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
    View Michael Young profile
  3. Steve Knight

    Steve Knight

    Chief Operating Officer
    View Steve Knight profile
  4. Andrea Walters

    Andrea Walters

    University Secretary and Director of Human Resources
    View Andrea Walters profile
  5. John Mowbray

    John Mowbray OBE, DL

    Chair of Board of Governors
    View John Mowbray OBE, DL profile
  6. Derek Curtis

    Derek Curtis

    Governor
    View Derek Curtis profile
  7. Margaret Fay

    Margaret Fay CBE DL

    Governor
    View Margaret Fay CBE DL profile
  8. Paul Feechan

    Paul Feechan

    Governor
    View Paul Feechan profile
  9. Steve Cram

    Steve Cram

    Chancellor 2008 - present
    View Steve Cram profile
  10. Sue Forster

    Sue Forster

    Governor
    View Sue Forster profile
  11. Dean Fraser

    Dean Fraser

    Governor
    View Dean Fraser profile
  12. Farooq Hakim

    Farooq Hakim

    Governor
    View Farooq Hakim profile
  13. Umesh Patel

    Umesh Patel MBE

    Governor
    View Umesh Patel MBE profile
  14. Sean Percival

    Sean Percival

    Governor
    View Sean Percival profile
  15. Alison Thain

    Alison Thain OBE

    Governor
    View Alison Thain OBE profile
  16. Ian Kershaw

    Ian Kershaw

    Governor
    View Ian Kershaw profile
  17. Diana Tretjak

    Diana Tretjack

    Governor
    View Diana Tretjack profile
  18. David Land

    David Land

    Governor
    View David Land profile
  19. Steve Walton

    Steve Walton

    Governor
    View Steve Walton profile
  20. Linda Williams

    Cllr Linda Williams

    Governor
    View Cllr Linda Williams profile
  21. Diane Stevens

    Diane Stevens

    Governor
    View Diane Stevens profile

Our Board of Governors

  1. David Bell, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive

    David Bell

    Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive
    View David Bell profile
  2. Professor Michael Young

    Michael Young

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
    View Michael Young profile
  3. Steve Knight

    Steve Knight

    Chief Operating Officer
    View Steve Knight profile
  4. Andrea Walters

    Andrea Walters

    University Secretary and Director of Human Resources
    View Andrea Walters profile
  5. John Mowbray

    John Mowbray OBE, DL

    Chair of Board of Governors
    View John Mowbray OBE, DL profile
  6. Derek Curtis

    Derek Curtis

    Governor
    View Derek Curtis profile
  7. Margaret Fay

    Margaret Fay CBE DL

    Governor
    View Margaret Fay CBE DL profile
  8. Paul Feechan

    Paul Feechan

    Governor
    View Paul Feechan profile
  9. Steve Cram

    Steve Cram

    Chancellor 2008 - present
    View Steve Cram profile
  10. Sue Forster

    Sue Forster

    Governor
    View Sue Forster profile
  11. Dean Fraser

    Dean Fraser

    Governor
    View Dean Fraser profile
  12. Farooq Hakim

    Farooq Hakim

    Governor
    View Farooq Hakim profile
  13. Umesh Patel

    Umesh Patel MBE

    Governor
    View Umesh Patel MBE profile
  14. Sean Percival

    Sean Percival

    Governor
    View Sean Percival profile
  15. Alison Thain

    Alison Thain OBE

    Governor
    View Alison Thain OBE profile
  16. Ian Kershaw

    Ian Kershaw

    Governor
    View Ian Kershaw profile
  17. Diana Tretjak

    Diana Tretjack

    Governor
    View Diana Tretjack profile
  18. David Land

    David Land

    Governor
    View David Land profile
  19. Steve Walton

    Steve Walton

    Governor
    View Steve Walton profile
  20. Linda Williams

    Cllr Linda Williams

    Governor
    View Cllr Linda Williams profile
  21. Diane Stevens

    Diane Stevens

    Governor
    View Diane Stevens profile