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.

Professor Hywel Thomas

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research, Innovation and Engagement

Professor Hywel Thomas FREng, FRS, FLSW, MAE

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

Professor George Boyne

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

Professor George Boyne MA, MLitt, PhD, AcSS

Jayne Dowden

Chief Operating Officer

Jayne Sadgrove MA, FCIPD.