Meet the members of the Senior Executive Team.
The responsibilities of the role of Vice-Chancellor are shared between Liz Bromley and Lynne Livesey as Joint Interim Institutional Leads and Deputy Vice-Chancellors.
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Tel: +44 (0)1772 892504
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Lynne is Joint Institutional Lead and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at 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 896341
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Liz Bromley joined UCLan in September 2016 after four years as Registrar and Secretary of Goldsmiths, University of London. Having read English at Worcester College, Oxford in the early 80s, Liz lived in the Middle East, teaching English and working for Japan Airlines before moving to Oman with a young family.
Liz joined the Open University in 1996, leaving eventually after serving a number of years as Associate Dean in the Faculty of Health and Social Care, responsible for Quality, Students and the academic staff of the Faculty working in the OU’s 13 Regional Centres. She then had a spell at the AUA as Executive Director, before joining Salford University as the Director of a brand new department, Student Life, which delivered the full range of student support services, plus accommodation, catering and sports.
Liz holds a number of external non-executive roles which complement her responsibilities to the University. These include Board membership of AHUA, Common Purpose, the Mulberry Multi Academy Trust and the Sir John Brunner Foundation. She is a North West Regional Council member of the CBI and served as a JP for a number of years. She has four children who have all been through the Higher Education system and a stepson who is currently a student.
As Joint Institutional Lead for the University, Liz shares responsibility for ensuring that the business and standards of the University are sustainable and well managed. As Accountable Officer she is responsible for the ongoing good relationship with the regulator, the Office for Students. As well as being responsible for corporate activities, Liz continues to have direct responsibility for delivering the Internationalisation Strategy, for Finance, and for Marketing & Communications.
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Chief Operating Officer
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 Executive Team and the Senior Leadership Team.
Dr Ebrahim Adia
Tel: +44 (0) 1772 89 6083
Ebrahim has been Provost for UCLan’s Burnley campus since 2017. However, his relationship with UCLan is a long-standing one and he has held a number of positions including Senior Lecturer, Ambassador for Students, and Strategic Coordinator for Student Retention, amongst others, since 1997. During this period he has also served as a member of the University Board and the Board’s Nominations Committee.
As the Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience) at the University of Bolton, Ebrahim had responsibility for student retention and satisfaction and the TIRI Interdisciplinary Research Centre. His research interests continue to focus on key dimensions of the student experience.
Ebrahim has a growing public profile as the Deputy Leader of Bolton Council and is closely involved in the Northern Powerhouse project through his association with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority where he serves as the Deputy for Economy and Internationalisation. He is also a Board Member of the Growth Company, a member of the GM Growth Board and a shareholder of the Manchester Airport Group.
Ebrahim has served at a national level on the UK Government’s Commission on Integration and Cohesion and has worked as an Independent Expert Adviser to the Audit Commission.
Representation on External Bodies