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Professional Support Services profiles

The University of Manchester’s Professional Support Services provide operational support to our academic activity.

The key people are:

  • Registrar, Secretary and Chief Operating Officer – Will Spinks
  • Director of Estates and Facilities – Diana Hampson
  • Director of Finance – Stephen Dauncey 
  • Director of Human Resources – Karen Heaton 
  • Director of IT Services – Malcolm Whitehouse
  • Director of Communications and Marketing – Terry Hudghton 
  • Director of Research and Business Engagement – Andrew Walsh
  • Director of Development and Alumni Relations – Kate White
  • Director of Social Responsibility – Julian Skyrme
  • Director for the Student Experience – Simon Merrywest
  • Deputy Secretary – Mark Rollinson
  • Director of Planning – Matt Atkin
  • Director of Compliance and Risk – David Barker
  • General Counsel – Chris Petty
  • Head of the President and Vice-Chancellor's Office – Jacqueline Henshaw
  • Director of M2020 Programme – Russell Ashworth
  • Director of Faculty Operations (Biology, Medicine and Health) – Joanne Clague
  • Director of Faculty Operations (Humanities) – Vikki Goddard
  • Director of Faculty Operations (Science and Engineering) – Rachel Brealey
Will Spinks

Registrar, Secretary and Chief Operating Officer, Will Spinks

Will Spinks took up his role as Registrar, Secretary and Chief Operating Officer on 1 August 2011. Previously Will was Chief Operating Officer at Loughborough University and prior to that held a number or senior appointments at ICI, Zeneca and AstraZeneca. These included Site General Manager for AstraZeneca at Alderley Park in Cheshire between 2001 and 2007, during which time he was also appointed as Vice-President and Head of UK Business Services for AstraZeneca.

Tel: +44 (0)161 275 2066