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



Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor

Professor Karen Holford 
Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, MK:U

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

Professor David Oglethorpe
Pro-Vice-Chancellor - Aerospace, Transport
and Manufacturing

Professor Helen Atkinson
Pro-Vice-Chancellor - International and Recruitment 

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

Professor Mark Richardson
Pro-Vice-Chancellor - Water, Energy and Environment

Professor Chris Fogwill
University Secretary

Mr Gregor Douglas
Philip Aspinall Chief Operating Officer

Mr Philip Aspinall
Ian Sibbald Director of Finance

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

Professor Sean Tyrrel
Professor Leon A Terry Pro-Vice-Chancellor - Research and Innovation
Professor Leon Terry 


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 - Dr Charles Wainwright

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 (Acting) - Angel Medina Vaya

Interim Director of Education - Tim Brewer

Director of Research - Professor Bruce Jefferson

Director of Operations and Finance - Andrew Jones

Manufacturing

Director of Education - Dr Charles Wainwright

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 - Dr Charles Wainwright

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 - Professor 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 Campus Services - Stewart Elsmore

Director of Facilities - John Street

Director of Finance - Ian Sibbald

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