Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive
Aston's Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Julia King, The Baroness Brown of Cambridge, is the principal academic and executive officer of the University. Julia has overall responsibility for Aston's executive management and day-to-day direction.
The Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive 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; Aston Business School, School of Engineering & Applied Science, School of Languages & Social Science and School of Life & Health Sciences each of which is managed by a Pro-Vice Chancellor & 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