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 OBE
Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean - School of Management

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

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

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

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

Professor Chris Fogwill
University Secretary

Gregor Douglas
Philip Aspinall Chief Operating Officer

Philip Aspinall
Ian Sibbald Director of Finance

Ian Sibbald

Director of Human Resources

Helen Perkins 

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 - Jon Walker

Director of Alumni Relations and Development - Benedicta Morrow

Director of Information Services - David Ford

Director of Campus Services - Stewart Elsmore

Director of Facilities - John Street

Director of Finance - Ian Sibbald

Director of Research and Innovation - Alicen Nickson

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