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University Management Team

How we are managed

The University Management Team (UMT) meets fortnightly and considers matters relating to the strategic oversight of the University.  The current members of UMT are:

  • Professor Nick Petford DSc, Vice Chancellor (Chair)
  • Terry Neville OBE, Chief Operating Officer (Deputy Chair)
  • Professor Shân Wareing, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Deputy Chair)


Deans of Faculties

Dean of Academic Partnerships

Dean of Research, Impact and Innovation

Heads of Professional Service Units

The Manager of the Officer of the Vice Chancellor, Vanessa Sulch: or the Executive Officer, Nick Allen:, clerks the University Management Team.

Register of Interests

The University is committed to maintaining the highest standards in the conduct of its business. This requires everyone associated with the University to conduct themselves with integrity, impartiality, honesty and professionalism at all times, and to avoid any conflict arising between their official University duties and their private interests.

Annually, members of the Board, external committee members, senior post holders and senior managers provide the University with information about their interests and activities outside the University.

This information is held by the Clerk to the Board of Governors and reviewed annually by the Audit Committee.

Download register of interests of University governors and senior managers.

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