1. Academic experts
  2. Research students
  3. Students
  4. Alumni
  5. Senior people at City
  6. Non-academic staff
  7. Honorary graduates

Senior people at City

The Lord Mayor of London – Rector of City, University of London

Lord Mayor of London 2019 to 2020 Alderman William Russell Alderman William Russell became the 692nd Lord Mayor of the City of London and Rector of City, University of London on 8th November 2019.

Read more about our Rector

Chair of CouncilMs Julia Palca

Julia Palca Ms Palca is the Chair of Council and leads its members to meet their collective responsibilities and fulfil their role as Charity trustees.


Council is the governing body of City, University of London.

Council is ultimately responsible for the affairs of City. Council's role is to determine the City's mission and ensure it meets its objectives for education, research and enterprise.

The Rector, Chair of the Council, Deputy Chair of Council, President, independent members and members drawn from staff and students sit on Council.

Read the biographies of Council Members

PresidentProfessor Sir Paul Curran

Professor Sir Paul CurranThe President is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership and management of City and the leadership of its academic and professional staff.

Find out more about President Professor Sir Paul Curran

Executive Team

The Executive Team assists the President in the strategic and operational leadership and management of City.

Find out more about the Executive Team

Dr William JordanCollege Secretary

Dr William Jordan Dr William Jordan became College Secretary in September 2015. His role is to administer and support the Council and its Committees and he reports to the Chair of Council.

Find out more about William Jordan and City's Governance Team