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 Chair of the Association of Heads of University Administration and a member of the UK-Sweden Registrar’s Group.

The Registrar and Secretary’s Office supports these activities. The Assistant Secretary, Colette McDonough, works with the Registrar to support university governance, and the Assistant Registrar (Executive Support), Mark Senior works closely with the Vice-Chancellor and Registrar on strategic projects. Mark also oversees the University's Strategic Change team, responsible for leading and supporting a range of change management and process improvement projects across the University.

The Registrar and Secretary’s Office is co-located with the Vice-Chancellor’s Office and works closely with the Vice-Chancellor, Provost and Vice-Principal and the Pro-Vice Chancellors.

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Key people

Registrar and Secretary
Mr Lee Sanders

PA to the Registrar and Secretary
Kim Davies
Email -
Telephone - +44 (0)121 414 3977

Chief of Staff
Mark Senior
Email -
Telephone - +44 (0)121 414 8231 

Assistant Secretary
Colette McDonough
Email -
Telephone - +44 (0)121 414 6373

Governance Officer
Neal Sidney
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Telephone - +44 (0)121 414 8009

Assistant Governance Officer
Hannah Hands
E-mail -
Telephone - +44 (0)121 414 9064

Head of Strategic Change
Yvonne Williams
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Telephone - +44 (0)121 414 7722