The University Executive is constituted to support the Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor in exercising their delegated authority and responsibilities under the University Laws.


Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor

Professor Karen Holford 
Philip Aspinall Chief Operating Officer

Philip Aspinall
Pro-Vice-Chancellor - Aerospace, Transport
and Manufacturing

Professor Dame Helen Atkinson DBE
University Secretary

Gregor Douglas
Pro-Vice-Chancellor - Water, Energy and Environment

Professor Chris Fogwill
Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean - School of Management

Professor David Oglethorpe

Director of Human Resources

Helen Perkins 

Pro-Vice-Chancellor - International             

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

Professor Mark Richardson
Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive - MK:U

Professor Lynette Ryals OBE
Ian Sibbald Director of Finance

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

Professor Sean Tyrrel


Directors of Theme, Education, Research and Professional Services

School of Management

Strategic Business 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 Sustainability - 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 and Materials - 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