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Welcome to the web pages of the Vice-Chancellor’s Office which have been designed to offer an overview of our activities and give contact information for the Vice-Chancellor and members of his team.

The Office provides a focal point for the co-ordination and integration of University business, providing advice and support to the Vice-Chancellor and President on the full-range of strategic, policy and management matters. The team provides academic leadership for the achievement of the University’s strategic goals including building on the many excellent existing interdisciplinary initiatives across the University. 


The Vice-Chancellor’s Office includes:



Professor Colin Riordan


Deputy Vice-Chancellor:

Professor Elizabeth Treasure


Thematic Pro Vice-Chancellors:

Professor Patricia Price, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience & Academic Standards
Professor Hywel Thomas, Pro Vice-Chancellor for International & Engagement


Three College Pro Vice-Chancellors:

Professor George Boyne, Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Professor Dylan Jones, Biomedical & Life Sciences
Professor Karen Holford, Physical Sciences & Engineering


Chief Operating Officer:

Jayne Dowden


Head of the Vice-Chancellor’s Office:

The Head of the Vice-Chancellor’s Office manages project work for the Vice-Chancellor and supports the University Executive Board
Ms Mairwen Harris


Professional and personal support for the Office and the Vice-Chancellor:

Professional Staff



The Vice-Chancellor’s Office works closely with the Professional Services on University–wide strategic initiatives and also sponsors and co-ordinates a number of external facing events, including the UniGov Seminars, and the annual Hadyn Ellis Distinguished Lecture series.


Cardiff University Organisational Chart

View the organisational chart to see how the University is structured.

Cardiff University Organisational Chart