The Principal's Office

Senior Leadership Team Remit

Remit for the Senior Leadership Team.

The Senior Leadership Team (SLT) comprises the University's most Senior Officers who report direct to the Principal.  They meet regularly to consider matters of significant strategic importance to the University usually at an early stage.  Their regular meetings also give the opportunity to air operationally focused items where a shared agreement among the senior leadership of the University is beneficial.  

Agenda items are collectively generated and generally papers are not required for items at Senior Leadership meetings.

Development of the University’s strategic objectives and decisions relating to the management and policy remit of the University take place at the University Executive.  Only in exceptional circumstances, perhaps where an item is particularly contentious, confidential or includes reputational risk, would business be decided at the SLT meetings before going to the University Executive.  There will often be prior discussion at SLT to refine questions, consider reputational or other risk or dismiss items that are not ready for consideration by the Executive.    

Further information on the University Executive is available from: University Executive


Details of the Membership of the Senior Leadership Team:

  • Prof. Sir Peter Mathieson, Principal (Chair)
  • Prof. Kim Graham, Provost
  • Prof. David Argyle, Acting Head of the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
  • Professor christina Boswell, Vice-Principal Research and Enterprise
  • Ms. Leigh Chalmers, Vice-Principal and University Secretary
  • Prof. Iain Gordon, Vice-Principal & Head of the College of Science & Engineering
  • Mr. Lee Hamill, Director of Finance
  • Prof. Colm Harmon, Vice-Principal Students
  • Mr. Gavin McLachlan, Vice-Principal and Chief Information Officer, Librarian to the University
  • Dr. Catherine Martin, Vice-Principal Corporate Services
  • Prof. Sarah Prescott, Vice-Principal & Head of the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Science


Meetings of the Senior Leadership Team are supported by Ms. Fiona Boyd, Head of Stakeholder Relations, and any initial enquiries should be made to her.

Fiona Boyd

Chief of Staff & Head of Principal’s Office

  • Principal's Office

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