University officials

Find out more about the people who lead the University, and the history of the positions they hold.

The Chancellor

Photo of the University Chancellor, Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal
The Chancellor confers degrees and enhances the profile and reputation of the University on national and global levels.

The Principal

Professor Peter Mathieson
The Principal is responsible for the overall operation of the University. As Vice-Chancellor he confers degrees on behalf of the Chancellor.

The University Secretary

A close up of the university crest
The University Secretary is Secretary to the University Court, the University’s governing body, and has overall responsibility for a range of central professional services.

The Rector

University Rector Simon Fanshawe
The primary role of the Rector is to preside at the University Court.