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.

University executive


Sir Peter Gregson Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor

Professor Sir Peter Gregson
Lynette Ryals Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, MK:U

Professor Lynette Ryals
Professor David Oglethorpe Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Cranfield School of Management

Professor David Oglethorpe
Tom Stephenson Pro-Vice-Chancellor - Research and Innovation

Professor Tom Stephenson
Professor Helen Atkinson Pro-Vice-Chancellor - Aerospace, Transport
and Manufacturing

Professor Helen Atkinson
Simon Pollard Pro-Vice-Chancellor - Water, Environment
and Agrifood, Energy and Power

Professor Simon Pollard
Mark Richardson Pro-Vice-Chancellor - Defence and Security

Professor Mark Richardson
Gregor Douglas University Secretary

Gregor Douglas
Philip Aspinall Chief Operating Officer

Mr Philip Aspinall
Ian Sibbald Director of Finance

Mr Ian Sibbald
Sean Tyrrel Interim Pro-Vice-Chancellor - Education

Professor Sean Tyrrel


Senior Management team

Directors of thematic areas and professional service units:

School of Management

Commercial and Development Director - Professor David Denyer

Director of Education - Melvyn Peters

Director of Research - Professor Michael Bourlakis

Director of Finance and Operations - Neil Wilson

Director of Cranfield Executive Development - Mark Threlfall

Aerospace

Director of Aerospace - Professor Iain Gray CBE

Director of Education - Professor Andrew Starr

Director of Research - Professor Antonios Tsourdos

Director of Operations and Finance - Andrew Jones


Energy

Director of Energy and Power - Professor Phil Hart

Interim Director of Education - Tim Brewer

Director of Research - Professor Bruce Jefferson

Director of Operations and Finance - Andrew Jones


Environment

Director of Environment and Agrifood - Professor Leon Terry

Interim Director of Education - Tim Brewer

Director of Research - Professor Bruce Jefferson

Director of Operations and Finance - Andrew Jones

 

Manufacturing

Director of Education - Professor Andrew Starr

Director of Research - Professor Antonios Tsourdos

Director of Operations and Finance - Andrew Jones

Director of Manufacturing - Professor Mark Jolly

Transport

Director of Transport Systems - Professor Graham Braithwaite

Director of Education - Professor Andrew Starr

Director of Research - Professor Antonios Tsourdos

Director of Operations and Finance - Andrew Jones


Water

Director of Water - Professor Paul Jeffrey

Interim Director of Education - Tim Brewer

Director of Research - Professor Bruce Jefferson

Director of Operations and Finance - Andrew Jones


Cranfield Defence and Security

Director of Defence and Security - Professor Mark Richardson

Director of CDS Admissions - Susan Ross

Director of Education - Professor Jacqueline Akhavan

Director of Research - Andrew Shortland

Director of Finance and Operations - Geoff Say

Professional Services

Director of International Partnerships and Student Recruitment - Andrew Jones

Director of Communications and External Affairs - Duncan Murray

Director of Alumni Relations and Development - Benedicta Morrow

Director of Information Services - Gio Lusignani

Director of Campus Services - Stewart Elsmore

Director of Facilities - John Street

Director of Finance - Ian Sibbald

Pro-Vice-Chancellor - Research and Innovation - Professor Tom Stephenson

Director of Research and Innovation - Dr Christine Thompson

Interim Pro-Vice-Chancellor - Education - Professor Sean Tyrrel

Director of Academic Services, Academic Registrar - Gregor Douglas

Director of Student Experience - Alison Whaley

Director of Human Resources - Helen Perkins