Organisation of the University
Her Majesty the Queen
Lay (Non-Executive) Officers
Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE HonDLitt Exon
The Chancellor is the chief ceremonial officer of the University and presides over occasions such as degree ceremonies.
Sarah J Turvill, LLB(Hons) (Exon) (Chair of Council)
The Chair of Council is the senior lay (non-executive) officer of the University and is responsible for ensuring the effectiveness of the strategic, financial and physical management of the University.
Richard M P Hughes (Finance), MA Oxon FCA
Peter Lacey, BSc BArch Bath RIBA
Vice-Chancellor's Executive Group
Professor Sir Steve Smith, BSc MSc PhD S’ton HonDSc S'ton HonDEd UWE
The Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive is the chief academic and executive officer of the University and is supported by the Provost and three Deputy Vice-Chancellors. The Deputy Vice Chancellors contribute to the Senior Management Blog.
Professor Janice Kay, BA Newc PhD Cantab AFBPsS
Professor Nick Kaye
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)
Professor Mark Goodwin
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Affairs and Cornwall Campus)
Professor Nick Talbot, BSc PhD UEA
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Knowledge Transfer)
Chief Financial Officer
Michele Shoebridge, BA (Hons), PG Dip.Lib MA
Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Academic Services