The Academic Secretary
The Academic Secretary is the Secretary of the General Board of the Faculties. In addition, the Academic Secretary is responsible for the oversight of the Student Registry, the Cambridge Admissions Office, Educational and Student Policy, the Planning and Resource Allocation Office, the International Strategy Office, the Research Office, and the administration of Schools, Faculties and Departments.
The Academic Secretary is Michael Glover.
The Director of Finance and the Chief Financial Officer
The Director of Finance
is responsible for financial planning, financial and management
reporting, financial operations, taxation, procurement, and treasury management and is therefore deeply
involved the governance of the University.
The current Director of Finance is David Hughes.
The University's Chief Financial Officer has oversight of the institution’s assets, including Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Assessment, the Cambridge University Endowment Fund, and the University’s technology transfer through Cambridge Enterprise. The CFO also plays a leading role in developing new and existing areas of commercial activity, as well as the University’s long term strategic and financial plan.
The current Chief Financial Officer is Anthony Odgers.
Both the Director of Finance and the Chief Financial Officer attend
meetings of the University Council, the Finance
Committee, and numerous others.
The Head of the Governance and Compliance Division
Head of the Governance and Compliance Division is Assistant Secretary to the University
Council and plays a major role in supporting and disseminating the work of the
Council. The Head is responsible for the management
and coordination of a number of University-wide activities and services on
behalf of the Council, and sits on a number of University committees either as
secretary or attending officer, including the Council, Business Committee, and
the Finance Committee.
The current head of the Governance and Compliance Division is Regina Sachers.
Student members serve on a number
of University committees, including the University Council, the General Board
and the Planning and Resources Committee, where they provide the student
perspective on policy matters under discussion. Student members of the
University Council are also charity trustees and therefore must act in the
interests of the University. Students also serve as members of intercollegiate
or joint committees, where matters of interest to both the University and the
Colleges are considered.
Further information on student membership of
bodies across the Collegiate University is available on the Cambridge University Students' Union and Graduate Union
The High Steward and the Deputy High Steward
If the office of Chancellor becomes vacant, the duties and powers of the Chancellor that are not otherwise allocated by Statute or Ordinance to the Vice-Chancellor are discharged by the High Steward (or the Deputy High Steward).
As for the Chancellorship, elections to the office of High Steward are made by members of the Senate voting in person. Deputy High Stewards are appointed by the High Steward by Letters Patent. The high stewards hold office until they voluntarily retire or until the Senate otherwise determines.