Executive Board

The Executive Board is the senior advisory body that assists the President and Vice-Chancellor in discharging his executive authority to manage the operations and affairs of the University.

Members of the Executive Board

G Q Max Lu profile image

Professor Gaoqing Lu

President and Vice-Chancellor

Michael Kearney profile image

Professor Michael Kearney

Provost and Executive Vice-President

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Andy Chalklin

Acting Chief Operating Officer

Philip Grainge profile image

Philip Grainge

Chief Financial Officer

Osama Khan profile image

Professor Osama Khan

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education and Professor in Practice

Patrick Degg profile image

Patrick Degg

Vice-President (External Engagement)

David Sampson profile image

Professor David Sampson

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation

Martine Carter profile image

Martine Carter

Director of Strategy and Senior Executive Officer to the Vice Chancellor and President

Graham Miller profile image

Professor Graham Miller

Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Professor of Sustainability in Business

Paul Smith profile image

Professor Paul Smith

Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Melaine Coward profile image

Professor Melaine Coward

Interim Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and Professor of Health Sciences

Executive Board expenses

Expenses for Executive Board members are published quarterly, on a cumulative basis for the financial year to date. Expenditure comprises of directly reimbursed expenses, plus costs incurred on corporate credit cards and the cost of travel booked through the University’s travel management company.

Published expenditure reflects the different roles carried out by Executive Board members, with some members required to engage more widely outside the University, both within the UK and abroad, than others.

Executive Board terms of reference and membership