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The University Executive Board (UEB) acts as the University’s executive leadership team.

As part of its governance role, Council delegates decision-making responsibility to the Vice-Chancellor and UEB. 

Led by the Vice-Chancellor, UEB oversees the delivery of our University vision and strategy and ensures there is effective leadership, management and co-ordination of all our major academic and Professional Services activities.

Its responsibilities include resources (for example, people, finance, technology and estates), organisation (for example, structures, policies and decision making) and services (for example systems, projects and service delivery).

UEB monitors and interprets external events, for example financial or political developments, to understand any likely impact on the University. It supplies Council and its committees with executive reports, draft budgets and accounts, key performance indicators, benchmarking information on capital investment and reports on risk management.

Contact us

For Board enquiries: Richard Harrison
Deputy Secretary

richard.harrison@york.ac.uk

For agendas and papers: Gill Gibbins
Governance and Regulation Officer

gillian.gibbins@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 322080

For Think Tank meetings: Becky Christou
Senior Executive Officer to the Vice-Chancellor

becky.christou@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 323697

Meet the Board

UEB members include the Vice-Chancellor and President, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, the Pro-Vice-Chancellors, the Deans of Faculties, the Chief Operating Officer and key members of Professional Services.

Professor Charlie Jeffery

Vice-Chancellor and President

Professor Ken Badcock

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost

Joan Concannon

Director of External Relations

Professor Andy Dougill

Dean of the Faculty of Sciences

Harvey Dowdy

Director of Technology, Estates and Facilities

Professor Ambrose Field

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Strategy)

Dr Joss Ivory

Chief Operating Officer

Professor Tracy Lightfoot

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching, Learning and Students)

Professor Duncan Petrie

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Professor Karen Rowlingson

Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences

Professor Matthias Ruth

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Professor Kiran Trehan

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise, Partnerships and Engagement)

Declarations of interest

Subcommittees

The subcommittees in support of UEB consider and deliver more detailed work on executive, support and resource matters.

Contact us

For Board enquiries: Richard Harrison
Deputy Secretary

richard.harrison@york.ac.uk

For agendas and papers: Gill Gibbins
Governance and Regulation Officer

gillian.gibbins@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 322080

For Think Tank meetings: Becky Christou
Senior Executive Officer to the Vice-Chancellor

becky.christou@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 323697