Board Members

Paul croney Professor Paul Croney
Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Teesside University
Professor Croney became Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Teesside University in May 2015.
Professor Alistair Fitt
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University
Professor Fitt is the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University. Alistair was previously Pro Vice-Chancellor at Oxford Brookes and had a remit that covered all research and knowledge exchange at the university.
debra-humphris Professor Debra Humphris
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Brighton
Professor Debra Humphris joined the University of Brighton in December 2015 from Imperial College London where she held the positions of Pro-Rector (Education) and Vice Provost (Education) since 2012.
Professor Peter John CBE
Vice-Chancellor of the University of West London
Professor Peter John CBE joined the University of West London in 2017, has worked in the sector for more than 30 years.
john-latham Professor John Latham
Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer at Coventry University
Professor Latham was appointed Vice-Chancellor of Coventry University in 2014. Prior to this, he was Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Business Development, overseeing all industrial-academic link activities.
Dr. Ben Calvert 
Vice-Chancellor of the University of South Wales
Dr. Calvert was appointed Vice-Chancellor of University of South Wales in 2021, and joined the University Alliance board in the same year.
Professor Jane Harrington
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Greenwich and Chair of University Alliance
Professor Harrington joined the University of Greenwich as Vice-Chancellor in December 2019. She was previously Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost at UWE Bristol.
Professor David Mba
Vice-Chancellor of Birmingham City University
Professor David Mba has been the Vice-Chancellor of Birmingham City University since October 2023. He joined from University of the Arts London (UAL), where he was Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise.
Quintin Mckellar Professor Quintin McKellar CBE
Vice-Chancellor at the University of Hertfordshire
Professor McKellar became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire in January 2011. He was previously Principal of The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) of the University of London.
Professor Kathryn Mitchell CBE DL
Vice-Chancellor at the University of Derby
Professor Mitchell became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Derby in September 2015. She was previously Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of West London.
Professor Steve Olivier 
Vice-Chancellor at Robert Gordon University
Professor Olivier joined Robert Gordon University in September 2020. Prior to joining RGU, he held the role of Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of the West of Scotland since 2018.
Professor Peter Slee
Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Beckett University
Professor Peter Slee joined Leeds Beckett University as Vice-Chancellor in 2015. He had previously served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Huddersfield since 2010.
steven spier Professor Steven Spier
Vice-Chancellor at Kingston University
Professor Spier was appointed Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University in May 2017 having served as Acting Vice-Chancellor since October 2016.
Steve West Professor Steve West CBE
Vice-Chancellor of University of the West of England
Professor West trained as a Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon in London, working in the NHS and private sector. He held a number of academic and leadership roles before becoming Vice-Chancellor of UWE in 2008.
Professor Roderick Watkins
Vice-Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University and Vice-Chair of University Alliance
Professor Roderick Watkins was appointed Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University in February 2019.