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

View our Executive Board structure (PDF).

G Q Max Lu profile image

Professor Max Lu

President and Vice-Chancellor

Andy Chalklin profile image

Andy Chalklin

Chief Operating Officer

Philip Grainge profile image

Philip Grainge

Chief Financial Officer

Will Davies profile image

Will Davies

Chief People Officer

Osama Khan profile image

Professor Osama Khan

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Education

Lucy Evans profile image

Lucy Evans

Chief Student Officer

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

Vice-President Strategy, Planning and Performance

Graham Miller profile image

Professor Graham Miller

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Executive Dean (FASS)

Paul Smith profile image

Professor Paul Smith

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Executive Dean (FEPS)

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Professor Paul Townsend

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Executive Dean (FHMS)

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