Meet the leadership team dedicated to continue improving BU day by day, year on year.

Vice-Chancellor – Professor John Vinney, DL

Professor John Vinney became Vice-Chancellor of BU in August 2010, having joined BU in 2006.

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Global Talent Programme Jim Andrews

Chief Operating Officer – Jim Andrews

Jim Andrews is our Chief Operating Officer, with strategic leadership responsibility for most of the professional and commercial functions. In addition, Jim is the lead for key strategic partnerships across the region, nationally and internationally.

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Professor Keith Phalp Pro Vice-Chancellor

Pro Vice-Chancellor – Education and Quality – Professor Keith Phalp

As Pro Vice-Chancellor – Education and Quality, Professor Phalp provides strategic leadership for the continued development of a culture of high performing and high-quality education at BU. He ensures the maintenance and enhancement of academic standards and student academic outcomes.

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Dr Shelley Thompson Pro-Vice Chancellor

Pro Vice-Chancellor – Student Experience – Dr Shelley Thompson

As Pro-Vice Chancellor – Student Experience, Dr Thompson provides leadership and policy direction for the development, communication, delivery and review of BU’s student experience strategies.

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Sarah Bate grant

Interim Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor – Research and Knowledge Exchange – Professor Sarah Bate

As Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor – Research and Knowledge Exchange, Professor Bate provides strategic leadership for the development and delivery of research and knowledge exchange, which includes engagement with business and professional practice.

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Susie Long, Bournemouth University Finance Director, pictured outside Poole House on Talbot Campus

Finance Director – Susie Reynell

Susie Reynell is our Finance Director, with responsibility for developing BU’s financial strategy, both from an operational and strategic approach.

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Karen Parker HR Director

Human Resources Director – Karen Parker

Karen is our Human Resources Director, with responsibility for leading and delivering the people strategy and leading the HR, Organisational Development and Health Safety and Wellbeing team.

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