Susan Price retired as Vice Chancellor of Leeds Beckett University in August 2015. She holds a First Class degree in Modern Languages from the University of Salford, as well as a PhD in Linguistics and an MBA. Her research interests have included Linguistics, Comparative Management and International Business Strategy. Prior to joining Leeds Beckett University in 2010, she was Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of East London and also held academic posts at the Universities of Manchester, Bradford and the West of England. She has a broad range of board experience at national and regional levels having been a member of Boards including Yorkshire Universities, the UK National Centre for Languages, Canterbury Christ Church University, the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, the Royal Docks Partnership, Marketing Leeds, and Leeds and Partners, the inward investment agency for Leeds and the Leeds City Region.
Susan has also been a member of a number of policy groups on behalf of Universities UK and the Higher Education Funding Council for England, including the Leadership Foundation's diversity advisory group, the access and widening participation strategy group, the higher education public information strategy group, the Higher Education International and Europe strategic advisory board and the national steering committee for the NSS, and worked extensively with the QAA as an auditor and degree awarding powers assessor. She speaks six European languages.
In 2016 Susan was awarded a CBE for Services to Higher Education.
Member of Student Experince Committee.