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The University is led by the Vice-Chancellor and Warden, Professor Karen O’Brien.

The Vice-Chancellor and Warden is responsible to Council for the overall strategic direction and performance of the University and has overall responsibility for Durham’s maintained Colleges. The Vice-Chancellor is supported by a Senior Leadership Team.
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Members of the Senior Leadership Team

For more information on the work of each Senior Leadership Team member, click on their profile.

Professor Karen O'Brien

Vice-Chancellor and Warden, leads the University and the University Executive Committee, which is responsible for the day-to-day running of the University.
Photo of Vice-Chancellor Karen O'Biren

Professor Antony Long

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, responsible for supporting the Vice-Chancellor in delivering the University’s Academic Strategy.
Professor Antony Long

Jeremy Cook OBE

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Colleges and Student Experience), responsible for the Colleges and Student Experience Division and promoting the wider student experience.
Jeremy Cook OBE

Professor Tony Fawcett

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education), responsible for the delivery of the University’s Education and Engagement Strategy.
Tony Fawcett

Dr Shaid Mahmood

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)), accountable for the strategy for equality, diversity, inclusion, respect and behaviours.
Dr Shaid Mahmood smiling

Professor Claire O'Malley

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global), responsible for the strategic leadership and implementation of the University’s international agenda.
Professor Claire O'Malley

Professor Colin Bain

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), responsible for the delivery of the University’s Research and Engagement Strategy.
Professor Colin Bain

Professor Janet Stewart

Executive Dean (Arts and Humanities), responsible for the strategic development and financial performance of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
Janet Stewart smiling

Professor Catherine Cassell

Executive Dean (Business), responsible for the strategic development and financial performance of the Faculty of Business.
Cathy Cassell

Professor Jacqui Ramagge

Executive Dean (Science), responsible for the strategic development and financial performance of the Faculty of Science.
Professor Jacqui Ramagge

Professor Charlotte Clarke

Executive Dean (Social Sciences and Health), responsible for the strategic development and financial performance of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health.
Professor Charlotte Clarke

Stephen Willis

Chief Financial Officer, responsible for the financial strategy, providing direction and oversight and driving financial and operating performance.
Photo of Stephen Willis

John Hemingway

Chief Information Officer, responsible for ensuring our information services and systems support the delivery of our University Strategy.
John Hemingway smiling

David Loudon

Director of Estates and Facilities, responsible for the delivery of the Estate Master Plan and other core estates functions, including accommodation services.
David W Loudon

Joanne Race

Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development, responsible for enabling the effective management of the workforce, diversity and wellbeing.
Joanne Race

Sian Broadhurst

Director of Strategy Delivery, responsible for coordinating and implementing projects to deliver the University’s ambitious strategy.
Sian Broadhurst

Lucian Hudson

Director of Advancement, Marketing and Communications, is responsible for leading on marketing, communications and development.
Lucian J. Hudson

Dr Amanda Wilcox

University Secretary, responsible for the University’s overall governance, assurance and legal compliance.
Amanda Wilcox