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Leading Change

Lord Paul of Marylebone

Michael Elliott
Chair of the
Board of Governors

Professor Caroline Gipps

Professor Sir Geoff Hampton
Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Garry Sproston
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Director of Finance

Professor Sally Glen
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Academic

Jane Nelson
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Student Affairs

Professor Ian Oakes
Pro Vice-Chancellor, 
Research and Enterprise

Helen Wildman
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Director of Corporate Services

Board of Governors


Mr M Elliott

Deputy Chair

Ms K Gee


Professor C V Gipps

Independent Members

Ms K Copestake

Dr J Johnson

Cllr K S Sahota

Mr J Sharp

Mr S Towe CBE

Mr J Woolridge CBE

Co-opted Members

Ms C Burgher

Mr J Chorley

Ms L Cutting

Mr I Hyde

Ms A Kimbley

Dr S Walford

Academic Board Members

Dr B Conway

Professor J Gilkison

Student Nominee Member

Mr B Singh


Dr Judith Burnett - School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications

Dr Bryony Conway - School of Art & Design

Professor John Darling - School of Applied Sciences

Professor Kit Field - School of Education

Professor Linda Lang - School of Health and Wellbeing

Professor Rob Moreton - School of Computing and IT; Acting Dean, School of Engineering and the Built Environment

John Pymm - School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure

Professor Dom Wilson - University of Wolverhampton Business School

Professor Jean Gilkison - Research and Graduate Studies

Jon Elsmore - Dean of Students


Senior Management Group

Tony Lee - University Secretary and Clerk to the Board of Governors

Colin Addy - Director, IT Services

Nigel Babb - Director, Strategic Developments

Paul Bishton - Deputy Director of Education Partnerships and Head, Midlands Leadership Centre

Professor Glynis Cousin - Director, Institute for Learning Enhancement and of Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Ashar Ehsan - Director, Marketing and Communications

Marc Fleetham - Regional KTP Manager; Acting Director, Business Development and Enterprise

Janette Gilder - Funding Manager; Acting Director, Business Development and Enterprise

Jo Gittens - Director, International Centre

Henry Gun-Why - Director, Estates and Facilities

Andrew Holding - Head, Finance

Fiona Parsons - Director, Learning and Information Services

Jan Roman - Deputy Director of Education Partnerships and Director of Black Country Children’s Services Improvement Partnership

Paul Travill - Academic Registrar

Roger Williams - Director, Personnel

Kim White - Chief Executive of i-CD