The senior management team is known as the Executive. Membership comprises the Vice-Chancellor, the three Deans, Director of Finance and the Director of Student Services.

The purpose of the Executive is:

  • to provide a regular means for senior managers to share information;
  • to comment on ongoing issues and to contribute to decisions; and
  • to provide support and advice for each other.

It is a management forum that is not part of the formal committee structure.  There are three additional senior managers -  the QA Director and Directors of the Research Institutes - who are not required to attend on a weekly basis.

The Executive meets weekly and minutes are freely distributed.  At its first meeting in this new form (in January 2014), the Executive agreed a policy of openness, the only exceptions being in cases of personal sensitivity and also where commercial confidentiality is necessary.  This principle of openness is encouraged throughout the organisation.