Meet the executive team

President and Vice-Chancellor:

Professor Sir Keith Burnett

Professor Sir Keith Burnett

Professor Sir Keith Burnett has been in post as President and Vice-Chancellor since 2007. In addition to his work as a scientist and leader, Sir Keith has become increasingly well-known as a commentator on the economy and wider society. 

Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Professor Shearer West

Working closely with the President and Vice-Chancellor, Shearer has the responsibility of delivering a number of the University's key aims and priorities in the region, nationally and internationally.

Professor Shearer West

Vice-Presidents

Professor Dave Petley

Professor Dave Petley

Vice-President for Research and Innovation

Dave provides the strategic lead for research and innovation across the University. He is responsible for developing and delivering the University's research strategy, ensuring that the local community gains maximum benefits from research at Sheffield. 

Leads on: research and innovation

Professor Wyn Morgan

Vice-President for Education

Wyn's role is to ensure excellence and innovation in teaching and learning for all students including undergraduate, postgraduate, overseas students and those studying for University of Sheffield qualifications overseas.

Leads on: Learning and Teaching Strategy

Wyn Morgan

Vice-Presidents and Heads of Faculty

Susan Fitzmaurice

Professor Susan Fitzmaurice

Interim Vice-President and Head of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Susan took on the role of interim Vice-President and Head of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in June 2017. She takes the lead in directing the faculty, which has over 350 staff and 3,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Professor Dame Pamela Shaw

Vice-President and Head of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

During her eminent career Pam has supervised the research training of over 100 colleagues and generated over £52 million in research funding. In 2014, she was made a Dame in recognition of her exceptional contribution to neurosciences.

Pam Shaw

Mike Hounslow

Professor Mike Hounslow

Vice-President and Head of the Faculty of Engineering

Mike is an enthusiastic champion of engineering as a profession and discipline and believes that the history and achievements of Sheffield – both the University and City – make it an ideal place to show why.

Professor Nigel Clarke

Vice-President and Head of the Faculty of Science

A Sheffield alumnus, Nigel has an excellent track record throughout his career in supporting growth and developing international collaborations with associated funding. His experience spans a number of disciplines including physics, mathematics, material sciences and chemistry.

 Professor Nigel Clarke

Gill Valentine

Professor Gill Valentine

Vice-President and Head of the Faculty of Social Sciences

Gill has developed a leadership team that together have defined a set of interdisciplinary thematic priorities for the faculty, quadrupled its research income, produced creative innovations in learning and teaching and developed a set of strategic international partnerships aligned with funding priorities.

University’s senior LGBT champion

Professional services members:

Andrew Dodman

Chief Operating Officer

Andy leads the University's Corporate Services, which includes Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Development, Alumni Relations & Events, Global Engagement, Public Relations and Executive Support. 

Andrew Dodman

Helen Dingle

Helen Dingle

Director of Finance

As Director of Finance, Helen is responsible for developing and implementing dynamic and future-focussed financial strategies to support the University's aims, whilst maintaining sound financial oversight and administration in managing the University's financial affairs.

Strategy and Governance

Dr Tony Strike

University Secretary and Director of Strategy and Governance

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Also in attendance:

Sue Stephens

Secretary to the UEB

Head of Governance

David Swinn

Minute Secretary to the UEB

Senior Governance and Policy Officer

Matthew Borland

Minute Secretary to the UEB

Senior Governance and Policy Officer

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