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Senior Leadership Team

Terms of Reference

Overview of governance accountabilities & responsibilities

1. Acting as a problem solving body, to provide solution-focused advice to VCET on university initiatives and key policies  

2. To serve as a channel for consultation on a range of matters prior to their determination by VCET or other decision making bodies

3. To contribute to the effective exchange of information on policy and performance, in particular for those activities where compliance is required with national legislation  

4. To ensure the effective communication and implementation of university plans within members’ areas of authority

Meetings are scheduled quarterly.

The Team

Professor David Spicer

Prof David Spicer (Chair)                

Dean of Salford Business School                


Prof Helen Marshall

Vice-Chancellor                        

Richard Stephenson

Prof Richard Stephenson

Deputy Vice-Chancellor                        


Dr Sam Grogan

PVC Students Experience                        

Jo Purves

Jo Purves

PVC for International and Regional Partnerships                        


Alison Blackburn

University Registrar                        


Lousie Edwards-Holland

Director of HR                        


Julie Charge

Director of Finance                                    


Prof Allan Walker

Dean of the School of Arts & Media                                    


Prof Hisham Elkadi

Dean of the School of the Built Environment                                    


Prof Sunil Vadera

Dean of the School of Computing, Science & Engineering                                    


Prof Sheila Pankhurst                                    

Dean of the School of Environment & Life Sciences                                    


Vicky Halliwell

Interim Dean of the School of Health Sciences                                    

Margaret Rowe

Margaret Rowe

Dean of the School of Health and Society                                    

Senior staff in attendance

Prof Neil Fowler

Prof Neil Fowler

Dean of Students                                    


John McCarthy

Director of Marketing & Student Relations                        


Jackie Njoroge

Director of Strategy                  


Professor Karl Dayson

Dean of Research          

Andrew Snowden

Andrew Snowden

Associate Director, External Relations