Vice-Chancellor's Office

Professor David Eastwood became Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Birmingham in April 2009. He was previously Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), a post he had held since September 2006. Former posts also included Vice-Chancellor of the University of East Anglia and Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Board. He is a historian and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

The Vice-Chancellor is the University’s chief executive officer.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Office includes -

  • Provost and Vice-Principal
  • Three Pro-Vice-Chancellors (PVCs) for Education, Research and Knowledge Transfer, and Estates and Infrastructure
  • Two Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellors, who support the thematic PVCs in University activities
  • Assistant Registrar (Executive Support), who manages project work for the Vice-Chancellor
  • Assistant Secretary, who supports University governance and the University Executive Board
  • Professional and personal support for the Office, the Vice-Chancellor, and other senior managers.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Office works closely with the Registrar & Secretary’s Office.

The Vice-Chancellor chairs the University Executive Board (UEB), which is responsible for management of the University. UEB membership includes the Provost and Vice-Principal, three Pro Vice-Chancellors (Thematic), five Pro-Vice-Chancellors and Heads of College, the Registrar & Secretary, the Director of Finance, and the Director of HR.