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Our people

We are one of the largest, most diverse universities in the UK.

Our senior people

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal


Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal is our Chancellor. Her role involves representing the University at a wide range of engagements each year. The Princess Royal has been Chancellor since 1981 and is the 10th person to hold the post since our foundation.

Wendy Thomson, Vice-Chancellor of University of London


The principal officer of the University, responsible to the Board of Trustees for the organisation and conduct of the business of the University.

Rita Akushie

Chief Financial Officer

The CFO is responsible for Finance, ITDS, Human Resources, Residential Services and Estates & Facilities Management. She also provides strategic lead for CoSector, a leading provider of innovative digital services.

University of London organisation chart

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