Cranfield's senior team includes officers of the University and a senior management team. The Officers of Cranfield are responsible for the governance of the University through Council and Senate. They work alongside our senior management team who deal with the day-to-day running of the University.

Baroness Young of Old Scone   
Chancellor – Baroness Young of Old Scone

The Chancellor presides over graduation ceremonies and is
empowered to confer the University's degrees and other
distinctions, both on successful students and on people
nominated for honorary degrees.

 Dame Deidre Hutton  
Pro-Chancellor – Dame Deirdre Hutton

The Pro-Chancellor is chair of the University's Council, which is
the executive governing body of the University. As such, the 
Pro-Chancellor plays a leading role in the governance of the 

 Sir Peter Gregson
Vice-Chancellor – Professor Sir Peter Gregson

The Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor is responsible to 
Council for all the University's activities.
 HRH the Royal Visitor  
University Visitor – HRH The Duke of Kent

The University Visitor is appointed by Her Majesty The Queen, 
and visits the University to inspect our laboratories, facilities 
and enquire into the teaching, research, examinations and our 
work at Cranfield

Senior management team (SMT)

The senior management team contributes to the strategic development of Cranfield. It is made up of the Chief Executive and Vice-chancellor as chair, and the University and professional services executive teams.