The Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Craven, is the Chief Executive of the University, the Chief Academic Officer, and the Funding Council's nominated accounting officer. Under the Articles of Government, the Vice-Chancellor carries a wide range of responsibilities, including the determination of the University's activities and management of its budgets and staff.
In respect of academic activities, the Vice-Chancellor is required to consult the Academic Council. The Vice-Chancellor is responsible for making proposals to the Board of Governors on the educational character and mission of the University, for preparing and presenting financial estimates and for the maintenance of student discipline.
The Chancellor of the University is Sandi Toksvig.