Management and Structure


Aston's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Julia King, is the principal academic and executive officer of the University. Julia has overall responsibility for Aston's executive management and day-to-day direction.

Executive team

The Vice-Chancellor is supported by the Executive team, which includes our Deputy Vice-Chancellor, and Pro-Vice-Chancellors

See the University Executive and Support Areas Structure Chart (PPT).

Schools & Support Services

Aston's academic activity is divided into four Academic Schools each of which is managed by an Executive Dean

The Executive Directors and Officers head a number of support functions which provide administrative services to the University.

Statutory Positions and Governance

Aston's Chancellor, Sir John Sunderland, is the honorary and ceremonial head of the University. Aston's Pro-Chancellor, Dr Paul Golby, CBE, FREng, is the Chair of the University Council.

Aston is governed by the University Council. The Senate is Aston's supreme academic authority.

Information on University Governance

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