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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 and Academic Standards

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

Damian Walford Davies

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

Professor Damian Walford Davies MA MPhil DPhil FLSW

Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences

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

Deborah Collins, Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Deborah Collins