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University Executive Board

The University Executive Board is the senior management team of the University. 

It is responsible for developing and implementing strategy, operational plans, policies and procedures, setting budgets, and monitoring operating and financial performance.


Professor Colin Riordan

President and Vice-Chancellor

Professor Colin Riordan BA, PhD

Professor Karen Holford

Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Professor Karen Holford FREng, FLSW, Ceng, FIMechE.

Prof Amanda Coffey

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Student Experience & Academic Standards

Professor Amanda Coffey BA (Hons), PGCE, MSc, PhD, FHEA, FAcSS

Professor Nora de Leeuw

Pro Vice-Chancellor, International and Europe

Professor Nora de Leeuw CChem FRSC

Damian Walford Davies

Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Professor Damian Walford Davies MA MPhil DPhil FLSW

Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Biomedical & Life Sciences

Professor Gary Baxter BPharm, PhD, DSc, FRPharmS, FBPhS

Deborah Collins, Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Deborah Collins