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Vice-Chancellor and Senior Team

Senior leadership team (SLT)

The Senior Leadership Team (SLT) is the senior management decision-making body of the University.

Senior management team (SMT)

Collectively, members of the SMT are responsible for developing and implementing the vision and strategy of the University, providing academic and operational leadership, and acting as ambassadors to promote the University’s mission, activities and values.

  • Professor Simon Ofield-Kerr, Vice Chancellor
  • Ben Stopher, Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Angela Beckett, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience) and Academic Registrar
  • Jeremy Smeeth, Chief Operating Officer
  • Professor Hilary Carlisle, Dean of Creative Education
  • Professor Louis Nixon, Dean of Research and Knowledge Exchange.
  • Stephen Belderbos, Director of Finance and Planning
  • Lynne Warwick, Director of Human Resources
  • Rob Harding, Director of Marketing and Student Recruitment
  • Sarah Steed, Director of Knowledge Exchange and Employability

For further information on the way Norwich University of the Arts is governed and how decisions are made, please visit our governance page


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