Office of the Vice-Chancellor

Vice-Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor's Executive

Chief People Officer

Sarah Setchell is the Chief People Officer. She is a member of University Executive Board and leads the department of People Experience and Culture.

Dr Chris Bussell
Pro Vice-Chancellor/ Dean, College of Science and Engineering

Dr Chris Bussell is the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Life and Natural Sciences, which is composed of the School of Human Sciences and the School of Environmental Sciences. Chris's academic field is in human physiology, with particular focus on responses and adaptation to high performance and health outcomes arising through increased participation in physical activity.

Professor Kathryn Mitchell, Vice-Chancellor
Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive

Professor Kathryn Mitchell is the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Derby. Her academic background is in Psychology and she continues to play an active role in research.

Russ Langley looking at the camera
Chief Performance, Strategy and Operations Officer

Russ Langley is the Chief Performance, Strategy, and Operations  Officer at the University of Derby. As such, he is Executive lead for Marketing & Communications; International; Strategic Insights & Planning; Digital Solutions & Services; and Estates.

June Hughes
University Secretary and Registrar

June Hughes is the University Secretary and Registrar. Her role spans all aspects of our academic administration and student services across all sites from admissions to graduation.

Professor Warren Manning sat outside the University's STEM building
Provost - Innovation and Research

Professor Warren Manning is Provost - Innovation and Research. He drives forward the University's strategic ambitions for research excellence, knowledge exchange and commercial and enterprise activities. His academic background is in Mechanical Engineering, specialising in vehicle dynamics, chassis control systems and automotive mechatronics.

Keith McLay
Provost - Learning and Teaching

Professor Keith McLay is the Provost for Learning and Teaching.

Director of Finance

Craig Jones is the Director of Finance at the University of Derby. Previously, Craig was Director of Finance and Resources at two housing associations in the Midlands. Prior to that, Craig worked for the global professional services firms for 18 years, latterly as Corporate Finance Director with Deloitte UK. Craig started his career in Derby, training as an accountant with the city council.

Denise standing by the balcony at the University's Kedleston Road campus in the atrium. She is wearing black rimmed glasses and a blue sleeveless top.
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Denise is Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Health, Psychology and Social Care at the University. She previously managed pre-qualifying healthcare and our foundation degrees/higher apprenticeships. She is currently studying for a professional doctorate exploring how apprenticeship policy is being implemented in the National Health Service.

Pro-Vice Chancellor Dean, Dr Alex Molasiotis.
Pro Vice Chancellor & Dean, College Arts, Humanities and Education

As a PVC Dean for the College of Arts, Humanities & Education Professor Molasiotis provides leadership across the College for education and research excellence, manages staff and sets and overseas strategic goals and developments.

Kamil Omoteso, Dean of Business Law and Social Science
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Professor Kamil Omoteso is Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, comprising Derby Business School, School of Law and Social Sciences and Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism. He is passionate about student experience, graduate employability and innovation, and keen to build a sustainable research culture and enhance business engagement.

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