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Senior Leadership Team

The Senior Leadership reporting to the Registrar are responsible for a number of the operational groups of Professional Services:

Academic Registrar (Director, Education Group)

Chris is responsible for services supporting the whole student journey comprising Education Policy & Quality, Student Administrative Services, Student Opportunity, Widening Participation, Outreach, Admissions, Doctoral College, Student Complaints & Academic Casework, and Flexible and Online Learning.

To note Student Recruitment now sits within Marketing (under the COO) from 1 November 2021.

Dr Chris Twine

Dr Chris Twine

Director of HR

The University HR department is responsible for HR strategy, HR services, policy and practice institution wide, through proactive line management support and staff engagement, advice and delivery of HR solutions, promoting positive employee relations, organisational development opportunities plus recruitment, academic processes, reward, benefits and talent management.

Geraldine Mills

Geraldine Mills

Director, Innovation

David Plumb is Warwick’s Chief innovation officer. As the leader of the Innovation Group his teams help academic colleagues commercialise research and spin out companies through Warwick Innovations (Ventures), supports students gaining entrepreneurial experience and starting businesses via Warwick Enterprise, and helps midlands businesses start, scale and pivot on the Science Park. Get involved by visiting warwickinnovationdistrict.com

David Plumb

David Plumb

Director, Legal & Compliance Services

Rachel leads the in-house Legal and Compliance Services team and is also the University’s Data Protection Officer. The team provides advice to all areas of the University including in relation to commercial contracts, dispute resolution, data protection, compliance risk and regulatory matters. It also assists in the procurement of external specialist legal advice.

Rachel Gower

Rachel Gower

Director, Research & Impact Services (Interim)

As the lead of the University’s central research office, Research and Impact Services, Navdeep is responsible for for the provision of expert practitioner support in the areas of Research Grants & Contracts, Research Strategy & Development, Research Communications, Export Control, Research Impact, the REF, KEF, Research Planning, Research Integrity & Governance, and the Programme Management of Institutional Funds to support impact and innovation.

Dr Navdeep Bains

Dr Navdeep Bains

Director, Student Discipline and Resolution

Helen leads the Student Discipline and Resolution team has overall responsibility for the effective and empathetic delivery of processes relating to student misconduct (non-academic) disclosures and reports through to disciplinary action. This starts with the Student Liaison Team who run the University’s Report and Support portal, covering disclosure of sexual misconduct, bullying and harassment, discrimination and hate crime; and developing and running prevention training. It then, when appropriate, moves to the Student Discipline Team, which administers the University’s student discipline policies and processes, from formal complaint through to reaching a Disciplinary Committee.

Helen Knee

Helen Knee

Director of Development and Alumni Engagement

The Development team, led by Matt, works to inspire philanthropic support for the University from alumni, friends, trusts & foundations, and corporations as well as fostering relationships with our community of over 240,000 alumni globally.

Matt Ferguson

Matt Ferguson

Director of Wellbeing and Safeguarding

Hannah leads the Wellbeing and Safeguarding group, a multi-functional business area providing a range of key services to support the wellbeing and safety of the Warwick community including; Community Safety, Disability Services, Wellbeing and Student Support, Counselling and Psychology Interventions, Student Funding, Residential Life, Children’s Services, Safeguarding and Staff Wellbeing . Hannah is responsible for the development and implementation of the University Wellbeing Strategy, and brings together key stakeholders to deliver a whole university approach to wellbeing.

To note, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion now sits within the Strategy Team under Social Inclusion and Health & Safety within the Secretary to Council team.

Dr Hannah Friend

Dr Hannah Friend

Strategy Group:

 

Director of Warwick Institute of Engagement (WIE)

Michael is the Academic Director for WIELink opens in a new window and a Professor of Classics and Ancient History. WIE acts as a pan-University hub for both academic and professional services staff, as well as UG and PG students, who are committed to developing the role and importance of public and community engagement within the University. Together with WIE’s core team and wider Fellowship, as well as co-Director Andrew Todd, Michael builds capacity and expertise for public and community engagement across the University’s student and staff communities; delivers a substantial public and community engagement events programme; supports the University’s response to the Government’s Skills, Impact and Knowledge Exchange agendas; contributes towards the University’s Regional and Community Leadership strategy; as well as delivers the public engagement elements of the University’s STEM Grand Challenge programme.

 

Professor Michael Scott

Michael Scott (WIE)

Director, Regional Engagement

Regional strategy and engagement is led by Andrew who facilitates the University’s leadership role in the economic, social and cultural growth of our region and is responsible for the University’s relationships with local residents, civic partners and regional organisations, representing the University on key regional boards and networks.

Andrew is also Co-Director of the Warwick Institute of Engagement.

 

Dr Andrew Todd

Andrew Todd

Director, Social Inclusion

Kulbir Shergill leads on Social Inclusion, and she joined the University in 2019. Kulbir is a diversity and inclusion professional with over 20 years experience across various sectors. She achieves change on issues of diversity and inclusion through effective relationship building and engagement.

Kulbir has worked with a wide range of organisations including KPMG, Axa Investments, Law Society Local Government and major third sector organisations. She has helped them to achieve recognition for providing inclusive services and for being employers of choice.

 

Kulbir Shergill

Kulbir Shergill

Director, International Strategy and Relations

Sally leads the International Strategy and Relations Team (ISR). The ISR Team supports and enables connectivity between Warwick and partners overseas, to deliver mutually beneficial collaborations in support of Warwick’s international strategy, enhancing our research and education excellence. The team are regional experts who offer advice and support to enable international collaboration, thereby enhancing opportunities for our students and staff.

 

Sally Smith

Sally Smith

Director of Regional and National Policy

Sam Roseveare leads the University’s engagement with politicians and the civil service. He provides insight into how government policy will affect the University of Warwick’s strategy and activities. Sam joined the University in 2021. Previously, he worked at Universities UK, most recently leading the organisation’s policy work on research, innovation and security policy. Contact samuel dot roseveare at warwick dot ac dot uk directly if you are interested in the University’s activities in this area.

Sam Roseveare

Sam Roseveare

The role of the Registrar

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University Strategy

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Contact Registrar

PA: Sam Broster

Tel: 07824 541117

Email: RegistrarPA at warwick dot ac dot uk