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The Registrary - Ms Emma Rampton

Ms Emma Rampton

Principal Administrative Officer of the University
Unified Administrative Offices and Sidney Sussex College

The Registrary is the University of Cambridge's principal administrative officer. The post-holder is head of the Unified Administrative Service (UAS) and Secretary to a number of committees, including the University Council. The Registrary is also tasked with responsibility for a number of duties, including keeping and maintaining the records of the University, including its proceedings and members; editing the Statutes and Ordinances and the Reporter; receiving reports of Boards, Syndicates and other bodies; and any other duties prescribed by statute or Ordinance or by the Council.

The Registrary has involvement (which may be deputized) with the following committees of the central bodies:

Central committee ​Involvement
​University Council ​Secretary
​Audit Committee ​Secretary
Finance Committee​ ​Secretary
​Applications Committee ​Member
​Advisory Committee on Benefactions and External and Legal Affairs Secretary
​Advisory Committee on Committee Memberships and External Nominations Attends
​Honorary Degree Committee ​Attends
​Investment Board ​Secretary
​Assessment Committee ​Secretary
​Buildings Committee ​Attends
​Environmental Strategy Committee ​Member
​Health and Safety Executive Committee ​Attends
​Human Resources Committee ​Member
Nominating Committee for the Office of Pro-Vice-Chancellor​ ​Secretary
About this member:
Emma Rampton joined Cambridge in 2015 as Academic Secretary. After serving as Acting Registrary from January 2017 (following the retirement of Jonathan Nicholls) she was appointed Registrary from 1 October 2017. 

Before Cambridge, Emma worked at the University of Oxford. She was there for over ten years, first as the Head of Administration in the Faculty of Law and latterly as Deputy University Secretary, a role in which she had responsibility for overseeing the University’s governance, compliance and assurance processes.  Emma graduated from St John’s College, Oxford, after which she qualified as a lawyer.