Office of the Vice-Chancellor

Vice-Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor's Executive

Dr Chris Bussell
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Life and Natural Sciences

Dr Chris Bussell is the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Life and Natural Sciences.

Paula Holt, College of Health and Social Care
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Health and Social Care

Dr Paula Holt is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (PVC) Dean of the College of Health and Social Care, which comprises of two schools - School of Nursing and Professional Practice and School of Allied Health and Social Care.

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.

Russ Langley looking at the camera
Chief Performance Officer

Russ Langley is the Chief Performance Officer at the University of Derby. As such, he is Executive lead for Student Recruitment & Marketing; Communications (including Development & Alumni Relations, and Events); International; Strategic Insight & Planning; Partnerships; and the Change & Portfolio Management Office.

Warren at STEM
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Engineering and Technology

Professor Warren Manning is the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Engineering and Technology. He provides leadership in teaching, research and engagement across computing, engineering and mathematics.

Keith Mclay
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Keith is the the PVC Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities & Education.

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.

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

Professor Omoteso seeks to improve student experience and graduate employability initiatives, develop a sustainable research culture, enhance the College’s reputation and ensure its portfolios reflect the changing needs of industry. He continues to develop customised course portfolios, knowledge exchange programmes, building on business engagement and partnerships across the region.

Director of Human Resources

Sarah Setchell is the Director of Human Resources.

Malcolm Todd
Deputy Vice-Chancellor/Provost (Academic & Student Experience)

Professor Malcolm Todd is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor/Provost (Academic & Student Experience). Malcolm is committed to making sure our students have an excellent learning experience and seeking out opportunities for growth and enhancement.

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