The University Executive Board (UEB) is our senior management committee.

Its primary focus is to consider, approve and monitor the effectiveness of our strategic objectives and operations. Chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, UEB membership includes the Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Pro Vice-Chancellors and Heads of Colleges, and the University Secretary and Chief Operating Officer. The Governance team provide secretariat support.

View profiles of UEB members.

For queries relating to the University Executive Board, contact Jane Lamarque, UEB Secretary, at [email protected].

Terms of reference

The purpose of UEB is to:

  1. Lead the development and mid-term review of the University Strategy. 
  2. Approve University-level strategies and policies as designated in the University’s strategy and policy matrix. Where appropriate, UEB will consider and recommend approval of certain University-level strategies and policies to the Court of Governors. 
  3. Monitor the effectiveness of the University Strategy and relevant University policies and plans.
  4. Ensure the effective strategic management of the University’s financial, human and physical resources. 
  5. Support University-wide engagement with equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and enable development and delivery of EDI programmes. 
  6. Set targets, key performance indicators, and benchmarks for the University, Colleges, and Professional Services. 
  7. Consider and agree the annual University budget, five-year forecast and fee proposals, prior to submission to the Finance and Property Committee for scrutiny and to the Court of Governors for approval. 
  8. Consider and agree major project budgets, within the scope of the Financial Regulations. Review post evaluation reports for major projects, prior to submission to the Finance and Property Committee. 
  9. Maintain an overview of the University risk register, operational risk registers, and the schedule of mitigations. Identify new and defunct institutional risks related to the achievement of the objectives detailed in the University Strategy and allocate risk owners. Respond to reports of risks escalated by Colleges and Professional Services. 
  10. Approve and monitor the effectiveness of the University’s business continuity plan. 
  11. Consider and approve changes to the organisational structure of the University and any resulting staff reductions. 
  12. Approve the establishment and closure of multi-College research institutes and other academic units outside of the College structure. 
  13. Consider and approve recommendations from the Curriculum Review and Innovation Committee for resources to invest in portfolio growth and innovation. 
  14. Receive reports on the work of, and respond to matters referred by, its sub-committees. 
  15. Commission periodic environmental scanning to ensure the University remains responsive to national and international developments that could or would affect the University’s reputation or business model.  

Executive and Operational Leadership Forum

Our Executive work in close partnership with other leaders through the Executive and Operational Leadership Forum. Membership includes UEB members, Professional Services Directors, and Associate Heads of Colleges.

The purpose of the Executive and Operational Leadership Forum is to facilitate a regular exchange of strategic information between our executive and operational leadership groups.

The Forum is also responsible for developing and implementing new ways of working, leading the activities required to deliver our key priorities, and ensuring work is carried out in ways that are aligned to our organisational behaviours and values.

The Forum plays an important role in facilitating communication and innovation; however, it does not have any delegated decision-making authority or reporting requirements.