Governance and Management

The Governance and Management section of the website links to the University of Salford policies and procedure documents that are available for public view.

Our Leadership and Governance


Professor Nic Beech is our Vice-Chancellor. He leads the University Leadership Team (ULT) who manage and oversee the running of the University of Salford and in the effective delivery of our strategic objectives. Members of the ULT are:

  • Professor Nic Beech, Vice-Chancellor
  • Julie Charge, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Finance Officer
  • Professor Simone Buitendijk, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost
  • Jo Purves, Pro Vice-Chancellor Academic Development
  • Professor Penny Cook, Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise
  • Professor Sam Grogan, Pro Vice-Chancellor Education and Student Experience
  • Mark Wantling, Chief Infrastructure Officer
  • Emma French, Chief Academic Services Officer & University Secretary
  • Jonathan Winter, Chief People Officer
  • Jackie Njoroge, Chief Strategy and Data Officer
  • Professor Allan Walker, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of School, Arts, Media and Creative Technology
  • Professor Margaret Rowe, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of School, Health and Society
  • Elizabeth Larner, Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of School, Salford Business School
  • Denise Rennie, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of School, Science, Engineering and Environment
  • Pradeep Passi, Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor, Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity


Governance is the means by which the university is formally organised and directed. It ensures transparency and accountability. The university's CharterStatutes and Ordinances set out the principal roles and responsibilities of governance and management, supporting the effectiveness of decision-making processes. The Charter, approved by the Privy Council, establishes Council as the university's supreme governing body. The Statutes and Ordinances provide the constitutional framework that allows the University to govern its affairs. The Charter also establishes Senate as the “academic authority” of the university, with responsibility for overseeing teaching, learning and research.

The Scheme of Delegation outlines Council responsibilities, including those that can and are delegated and those that cannot be. Governance structures throughout the university ensure that legal compliance is maintained and that finances, risk and performance are effectively monitored.    

Corporate Governance provide support for the development and operation of the scheme of corporate governance as well as related functions, including servicing the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive Team and the Council and its committees.  The university maintains a Register of Interests and a Register of Gifts and Hospitality.  Details of how to register an interest or gift, or how to request information about either register, can be found under the Register of Interests, Gifts and Hospitality Policy.