The senior management team is known as the Executive. Membership comprises the Vice-Chancellor, the three Deans, Director of Finance and the Director of Student Services.
The purpose of the Executive is:
- to provide a regular means for senior managers to share information;
- to comment on ongoing issues and to contribute to decisions; and
- to provide support and advice for each other.
It is a management forum that is not part of the formal committee structure. There are three additional senior managers - the QA Director and Directors of the Research Institutes - who are not required to attend on a weekly basis.
The Executive meets weekly and minutes are freely distributed. At its first meeting in this new form (in January 2014), the Executive agreed a policy of openness, the only exceptions being in cases of personal sensitivity and also where commercial confidentiality is necessary. This principle of openness is encouraged throughout the organisation.