Vice-Chancellor is assisted by a maximum of five Pro-Vice-Chancellors with whom institutional leadership is shared.
of the Pro-Vice-Chancellors has distinctive portfolios in a particular area,
such as resource management, research, and international strategy. The Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor leads the team but all the PVCs have a high level of committee involvement and engage closely with the Heads of the six
Schools and the major non-academic institutions of the University.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellors are usually also appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellors and may undertake certain duties and ceremonial activities on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor.
Pro-Vice-Chancellors are nominated by the Council after consultation with the General Board and on the recommendation of a nominating committee. Appointment to the office is for three years and holders may be reappointed but are prohibited by Statute from holding the office for more than six years (eight in exceptional circumstances) in total.
The current Pro-Vice-Chancellors are:
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education (and Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor):
Professor Graham Virgo
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Strategy and Planning:
Professor David Cardwell
Institutional and International Relations:
Professor Eilís Ferran
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise and Business Relations:
Professor Andy Neely
Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research:
Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith