Meet the members of the Senior Executive Team.
Tel: 01772 892509
Role at UCLan
The Vice-Chancellor is the principal academic and administrative officer of the University and is responsible to the Chairman of the Governors.
As Vice-Chancellor, Graham is responsible for the leadership and management of the University within the principles laid down by the Board of Governors, of which he is an ex-officio member. Graham is supported by the Vice-Chancellor's Group, which includes the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the Chief Officers and the Pro Vice-Chancellors.
Graham is a member of Universities UK, a director of the University Alliance and Deputy Chair of the University and College Employers Association.
Graham returned to UCLan after spending five years as the Vice-Chancellor of Solent University in Southampton. During that time, the University opened an iconic learning and teaching building, a new indoor sports complex and industry-ready nursing and maritime simulation centres. The University also rose significantly in all major league tables, recorded its highest ever results for student satisfaction, employability and progression and was awarded TEF Silver. This culminated in being shortlisted for the University of the Year 2019 in the Times Higher Education Awards.
Before joining Solent University as Vice-Chancellor, Graham worked as Deputy Vice-Chancellor at UCLan. He joined UCLan's Senior Management Team in 2003 and held posts as Dean of Academic Development and Director for Cumbria.
In 2007/08 Graham was seconded to work as the national skills research director for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority at Sellafield Limited. In March 2008 he took up the position of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Skills and Employer Engagement) and was appointed as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) from 1 January 2010 with overall responsibility for UCLan's academic and research activity.
Graham also worked closely with partner institutions, particularly in Hong Kong, China and the Middle East, and he received an Outstanding Foreign Expert Award from Hebei Province, China. During 2014 he was also appointed as Honorary Professor at Hebei University in Baoding, and in 2015 was appointed as a Visiting Professor by the National Academy for Education Administration, Beijing.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892504
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Lynne is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) for the University of Central Lancashire with responsibility for the academic portfolio. Previously Lynne was Pro Vice-Chancellor Academic and Dean of the Lancashire Law School at UCLan. Lynne is a Director on the LEP Skills and Employment Board in Lancashire and holds a number of other directorships.
Lynne has many years’ experience of curriculum development, quality assurance and enhancement of student experience across educational disciplines and in legal professional and academic education. She has been involved on panels as a chair or member reviewing quality and student experience in more than 30 international institutions and at many UK universities and colleges, as well as undertaking roles on various Boards of Governors. She is an Assessor of legal education provision for the legal professional bodies in England and Wales. She has participated in national working parties and groups to review and enhance education and policy.
Alongside her academic background, Lynne is a practising lawyer with expertise in Trusts and Property laws and has several years’ experience in private practice. She has a strong professional and academic interest in education law, equality and diversity law and in social issues around improvement of social mobility and access to justice. She has contributed as a key note speaker at several UK and international conferences and advisory meetings on these issues, including conferences organised with senior members of the Chinese Government to discuss proposals for Constitutional reform relating to equality and diversity in Chinese education.
Lynne has led several externally funded high value research projects, frequently working in collaboration with international partners. She has been involved in developing employer networks, industry Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and social enterprises to help to improve students’ employability and enterprise skills, their resilience and to raise their aspirations.
On a personal level, Lynne is strongly committed to the value of education in transforming lives. Her personal values align with the University’s mission to deliver high quality learning for all with the potential to benefit regardless of their socio-economic starting point and background.
Lynne is a Member of the following UCLan Committees
Representation on External Bodies
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892502
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Michael has extensive experience of designing and delivering strategic and operational change programmes both within business information systems and in a wider business context. Michael has 10 years’ experience in technical and engineering roles and 15 years in strategic leadership roles. Michael led a positive period of recruitment growth whilst responsible for Marketing and Recruitment between 2013 and 2016, he then created and has responsibility for the new Student Services function, and has responsibility for the University Corporate Operations Service, Estates Team and Learning and Information Services.
Michael has led the creation and delivery of the £250m Masterplan since its inception. He is responsible for the creation and delivery of the University Regional Strategy and the University One Health Strategy. Michael is Chair of the University One Health Board and the Academic and Business Enhancement Board. As part of his regional work Michael is Chair of the East Lancashire Project Group and represents the University on a range of key regional bodies and forums.
Prior to joining UCLan, Michael worked within Bolton Metro (Leisure) as IT & Support Services Manager where he was responsible for creating and establishing the organisation’s IT Services and delivered their first IT infrastructure based on distributed LANs.
Prior to this, Michael worked for Bass Brewers as Head of Production Services where he was responsible for leading and managing the deployment of large production systems at some of Europe’s largest brewing, productions and distribution plants.
Before joining Bass Brewers Michael worked for British Gas North Western, originally in Customer Services before moving onto Productivity Services.
Executive Lead for:
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892391
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Ken joined the University in August 2016. He is responsible for ensuring that the University offers a professional, flexible and innovative Human Resources function with responsibility for staff recruitment, administration, engagement and development. His role involves driving the organisational development and culture change to underpin the realisation of the University Strategy.
Ken, who originally hails from Burnley, was HR Director of BBC North from 2008-2016. He oversaw the corporation’s HR agenda during and after the £200m implementation of the new BBC North organisation including the migration of staff to the Media City location and the development of a new creative and collaborative culture. Prior to this he held senior Human Resources and Organisational Development roles at British Aerospace, Halifax and HBOS.
Ken graduated from the University of Oxford with a First Class Honours Degree in Jurisprudence (Law and Philosophy).
Tel: +44 (0)1772 894003
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Ian joined the University in September 2014. Prior to his appointment Ian was the County Secretary and Solicitor at Lancashire County Council. In addition to being the Chief Legal and Governance Adviser to the County Council Ian also played a major role in creating and supporting a wide range of partnerships and joint ventures including a number of limited companies such as the Lancashire Economic Partnership, Lancashire County Enterprise Limited and Marketing Lancashire. Ian is Secretary and Legal Advisor to the University Board and Company Secretary to the majority of the University’s subsidiary companies. He also heads up a significantly enhanced Legal and Governance team and is a member of the University’s Executive Management Team.
Ian is Secretary of the University Board and its Committees and Secretary of the University’s various subsidiary Companies.
Ian is a Member of the Senior Executive Team.