University Executive Board


The University Executive Board (UEB) is:

  • the recognised executive decision-making group of the university
  • a forum through which the executive authority and responsibility of its members is pooled, shared, and executed
  • a group which shares collective responsibility for the decisions made and delivers the associated actions

The UEB is not part of the formal committee structure. The UEB will execute the powers already apparent in the schedule of delegation from Senate & Council, given to senior officers. It enables those powers to be executed more collegiately and with a clearer audit trail.

UEB will make, and hold collective responsibility and accountability for executive decisions,
for example:

  • the implementation of the University strategy, including the priorities for resourcing the core plans
  • monitoring of the University's key performance indicators
  • prioritisation of strategic programmes and projects (including capital projects)
  • the establishment, delivery, and cessation of major strategic partnerships
  • the statutory and compliance responsibilities that fall on leaders
  • management of strategic risk, oversight of operational risk and review of risk appetite

Interactions with University Leadership Group (ULG) and other governance structures


  • All members of UEB are also members of ULG.
  • Items which have been discussed and approved in principle at ULG but need an executive decision will be passed to the UEB.
  • The UEB may refer items to ULG for wider consultation or endorsement.

Senate and Council

  • Vice-Chancellor chairs UEB and will report key issues into Senate and Council via his regular updates.
  • The powers reserved for Senate & Council, including those already delegated to other committees, are unaffected by the creation of the UEB.

Other governance groups

  • The formal committee structure delivers governance and assurance and is unaffected by the creation of UEB.
  • Some other groups that fall out with the formal committee structure report into UEB (e.g. Change Portfolio Board)

Meeting dates and paper deadlines

Please find below the upcoming UEB meeting dates and their respective paper deadlines. Note that paper deadline is one week before the meeting.

If you would like to request an item for the UEB agenda, please email the Secretary.

Meeting datePaper deadline 
Monday 25 September 2023 - 12noon to 1400 Monday 18 September 2023 
Monday 30 October 2023 - 12noon to 1400 Monday 23 October 2023
Monday 27 November 2023 - 12noon to 1400 Monday 20 November 2023
Monday 8 January 2024 - 12noon to 1400 Monday 1 January 2024
Monday 5 February 2024 - 12noon to 1400 Monday 29 January 2024
Monday 4 March 2024 - 12noon to 1400 Monday 26 February 2024
Monday 8 April 2024 - 12noon to 1400 Monday 1 April 2024
Monday 6 May 2024 - 12noon to 1400 Monday 29 April 2024
Monday 3 June 2024 - 12noon to 1400 Monday 27 May 2024
Monday 1 July 2024 - 12noon to 1400 Monday 24 June 2024 


Prof Nick Jennings

Prof Nick Jennings

Vice-Chancellor and President

Prof Chris Linton

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost

Prof Rachel Thomson

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education and Student Experience)

Dan Parsons in front of a stained glass window

Prof Dan Parsons

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)

Professor Jo Maher

Prof Jo Maher

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Sport)

Cees de Bont

Prof Cees de Bont

Dean of the School of Design and Creative Arts

Mark Lewis

Prof Mark Lewis

Dean of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Jan Godsell

Prof Jan Godsell

Dean of 山ּ Business School

Liz Peel

Prof Liz Peel

Acting Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Paul Conway

Prof Paul Conway

Dean of the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Chris Rielly

Prof Chris Rielly

Dean of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Tony Edwards

Prof Tony Edwards

Dean of 山ּ in London

Malcolm Cook

Prof Malcolm Cook

Dean of the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Ffyona Baker

Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Miranda Routledge

Miranda Routledge

Director of Strategic Planning & Secretary to UEB