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  1. President
  2. Executive Board
About City

Executive Board

City’s Executive Board, chaired by the Interim Deputy President, Professor Jones, reports to and advises the President on the strategic and operational leadership and management of City, responsibilities delegated to the President by Council. The Executive Board is not part of the formal governance structure of City.

The Executive Board comprises the Interim Deputy President (Chair), Deputy President & Provost, Vice-Presidents, Chief Financial Officer, HR Director, Deans of the five Schools and the Director of Marketing & External Relations.

Professor Andrew Jones – Deputy President (Interim)

Professor Andrew JonesProfessor Andrew Jones joined City in 2012 from Birkbeck, University of London where he was Head of the Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies. Andrew was previously Dean of the School of Arts & Social Sciences at City and subsequently Vice-President (Research & Enterprise). Andrew was appointed Interim Deputy President in 2020 and continues his executive leadership of City’s Research and Enterprise activities.

Andrew is an economic geographer with research interests in globalisation, work and professional service industries. He is the author of over 60 peer-reviewed publications including six books and his current research considers service-led economic development in emerging economies and the significance of services to the green economy.

He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Science, the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society of Arts.

Read Professor Andrew Jones's biography.

Professor David Bolton – Deputy President & Provost

Professor David BoltonRead Professor David Bolton's biography.

Professor Zoe Radnor – Vice-President (Strategy & Planning)

null Professor Zoe Radnor is responsible for leading on all activities related to the Strategy and Planning for City. Professor Zoe Radnor is also the Executive lead for Equality and Diversity ensuring the development of E&D strategy, policy and the implementation of E&D initiatives. Professor Zoe Radnor is an engineer by background, she has a BEng in Production Management from the University of Nottingham, an MSc in Computer Integrated Manufacturing from Cranfield University and a PhD in Management Science from UMIST (now University of Manchester). Zoe’s research interest is in performance and process improvement and service management within public sector organisations.  She has led research projects for a number of Government and HE organisations, evaluating the use of ‘lean’ techniques and she continues to maintain a strong ongoing research profile. Read Professor Radnor's biography

Mary Luckiram – Director of Human Resources

Mary LuckiramRead Mary Luckiram's biography.

Liz Rylatt – Chief Financial Officer

Liz RylattRead Liz Rylatt's biography.

Professor Paolo Volpin Dean (Interim), Cass Business School

Professor Paolo Volpin Professor Paolo Volpin is Interim Dean at Cass Business School. Prior to this role, he has been Vice Dean and Head of the Faculty of Finance. He is also a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, and a Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute. Prior to joining Cass Business School, he was an Associate Professor of Finance at the London Business School and has been Director of the European Finance Association. He has published widely in the top academic journals: American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Review of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Economic Perspectives and other journals.

His research in corporate finance, especially in the field of corporate governance, has won several awards. He holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard University and a Doctorate and a BA also in Economics from Bocconi University.

Find out more about City's Cass Business School.

Professor Andrew Stockley - Dean, City Law School

Professor Andrew StockleyProfessor Andrew Stockley is the Dean of the City Law School. Prior to his appointment in 2018, Professor Stockley led New Zealand’s premier Law School, the University of Auckland, as Executive Dean. Professor Stockley was a member of the University of Oxford Law Faculty for 5 years holding the posts of Senior Tutor and Fellow at Brasenose College.

Professor Stockley holds a LLB and a BA from Victoria University of Wellington and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. His career started in legal practice, when he was admitted as a solicitor and a barrister.

Professor Stockley was a member of the Law Faculty at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand; published articles on constitutional law, the judiciary and eighteenth-century European history; and served as Head of the Law School.

Find out more about the City Law School.

Professor Debra Salmon – Dean, School of Health Sciences

Professor Debra SalmonRead Professor Debra Salmon's biography.

Find out more about the School of Health Sciences.

Professor Rajkumar Roy  - Dean, School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering

Professor Rajkumar RoyProfessor Rajkumar Roy joined City from Cranfield University, where he was Director of Manufacturing. Professor Roy holds a PhD in Computing from the University of Plymouth (UK) and BEng and MEng degrees in Production Engineering from Jadavpur University in India.

He started his career as an engineer at Tata Motors; pioneered research in Through-life Engineering Services (TES) with Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, Bombardier Transportation, the Ministry of Defence and Babcock International; and established an internationally known TES Centre. Professor Roy's cost engineering and obsolescence research has transformed contemporary understanding of the engineering effort required to design, make and support high-value products, resulting in tools used by BAE Systems, Airbus, the Ministry of Defence, Rolls-Royce, and Ford Motor Company.

He is a Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier Applied Soft Computing journal and a Fellow of the CIRP (International Academy for Production Engineers), the Institute of Engineering Designers (IED), and the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Find out more about City's School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering.

Professor Juliet John - School of Arts and Social Sciences

Professor Juliet JohnProfessor Juliet John joined City in September 2020 from Royal Holloway University of London where she was the Head of the School of Humanities.

Professor John received her BA in English at Selwyn College, Cambridge and her PhD at UCL. She moved between the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool, Edge Hill and Salford before re-joining the University of Liverpool as a Professor of English in 2002. Professor John is a leading Dickensian and Victorian scholar and author of several influential books on the relationship between Dickens and popular culture, both Victorian and contemporary. She works closely with the Charles Dickens Museum, where she is an academic advisor and has working connections with the Museum of London.

Find out more about the School of Arts and Social Sciences.

Tim Longden – Director of Marketing and External Relations

Tim LongdenTim joined City in November 2011. He was previously Director of Marketing and Communications at the University of Hertfordshire and began his career in Higher Education at the University of Nottingham as its inaugural Director of Marketing and Communications in 2000. Prior to his time in Higher Education, Tim gained extensive marketing and brand development experience within the leisure retail industry. Tim is a graduate of the University of Sheffield where he gained a first class honours degree in Economics and Town Planning.

Tim’s responsibilities at City include UK and International student recruitment, corporate affairs (embracing media and PR activities, events and communications), corporate marketing, digital marketing, the provision of marketing support for Schools and Professional Services and City’s alumni relations and fundraising activities.

Tim is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and an active member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). He is a founder member of the Universities’ Marketing Forum in the United Kingdom and the UK HE Strategic Marketing Programme. Tim is a regular speaker at Higher Education conferences and events.