Registrar and Secretary's Office

The Registrar and Secretary, Mr Lee Sanders, is the University’s Chief Operating Officer, responsible for Professional Services.

Lee Sanders

Lee Sanders

Registrar and Secretary

“We strive for sector-leading Professional Services. By working in partnership with academic colleagues and recruiting, developing and modelling quality, we contribute to enhancing the University's performance.”

Lee is a member of the University Executive Board and is involved in University strategy and policy, providing advice to the Vice-Chancellor and other senior colleagues. As Secretary to the Senate and Council, he is responsible for University governance. Lee is involved in national and international work in Higher Education. He is currently a member of the UK-Sweden Registrars’ Group and was Chair of the Association of Heads of University Administration from January 2017-March 2020.

Lee is supported by the Executive Support Division, led by the Chief of Staff. The Division includes the Executive Office, the Governance team, Strategic Planning and Strategic Group.

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Key people

Registrar and Secretary and Chief Operating Officer
Mr Lee Sanders

Senior Executive Assistant to the Registrar and Secretary
Clare Hope
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Chief of Staff
Mark Senior
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Telephone - +44 (0)121 414 8231 

Head of Governance
Colette McDonough
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Governance & Risk Officer
Paul Bowman
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Governance Officer
Chris Ellison
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Governance Support Administrator
Phoebe Kirkland
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