Role of the President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester

The President and Vice-Chancellor is the principal academic and administrative officer of the University.

In fulfilling these functions the President and Vice-Chancellor has overall responsibility for the executive management of the University and for its day-to-day direction. The President and Vice-Chancellor is accountable to the Board of Governors for the exercise of these responsibilities and externally (as the designated ‘accountable officer’) to HEFCE until 31 March 2018, and thereafter to the Office for Students, for the use of the public funds the University receives.

The President and Vice-Chancellor exercises primary influence on the development of institutional policy and strategy, the identification and planning of new developments and in shaping its institutional ethos.

The President and Vice-Chancellor also serves as an ex officio member of the Board of Governors, though they are not a member of the Board’s Remuneration Committee. They may attend meetings of the Remuneration Committee at the invitation of the Chair of the Committee, provided that he or she is not present for any matters relating to his or her own remuneration

The current President and Vice-Chancellor of the University is Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell