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University Management Team


The University Management Team (UMT) purpose is to provide advice to the Executive Team (VCET) and Vice Chancellor in their capacity as Chief Executive.

In addition the UMT will provide a forum to consider and advise on new initiatives and ideas that may become part of future business.  
The UMT will serve as a channel for consultation on and communication of Executive Team decisions and to canvass opinions on a range of matters prior to their determination by the Executive Team.

The Team

Prof Helen Marshall


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

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            

Professor David Spicer

Prof David Spicer            

Dean of Salford Business School            

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            

Prof Neil Fowler

Prof Neil Fowler

Dean of Students            

Jason Challender

Jason Challender

Director of Estates & Facilities

John McCarthy

Director of Marketing & Student Relations

Andrew Hartley

Director of Legal and Governance

Jo Cresswell

Associate Director Research

Paul Welshman

Associate Director Enterprise

Jackie Njoroge

Director of Strategy

John Whitlow

Chief Information Officer

Professor Karl Dayson

Dean of Research

Senior staff attending UMT each week

Andrew Snowden

Andrew Snowden

Strategic Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor        

Hannah Burchell

Hannah Burchell        

Associate Director of Marketing and External Relations

Duties and responsibilities

1 To provide advice to the Executive Team on and leadership in the implementation of the academic and broader development strategies of the University
2 To consider, shape and provide advice to the ET on key university policies that support the delivery of the academic strategy of the University e.g. IT strategy, marketing strategy
3 To monitor and review the University’s performance against agreed plans, budgets and associated targets
4 To consider and provide advice to the ET on any restructuring or re-- organization of the University or parts of the University
5 To contribute to the effective exchange of policy, funding and performance information to support informed discussion and decisions making within the ET
6 To ensure compliance across the university with national legislation as it affects the university’s activities including (but not limited to) issues of equality, health and safety, data protection and FOI
7 To take responsibility for ensuring the effective communication and implementation of university plans within members’ areas of authority