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Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)

The Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) provides strategic direction and leadership for the long distance learning programmes in delivering our 100-plus study programmes around the world, as well as focusing on the development of new programmes such as the Global MBA. 

Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Dr Mary Stiasny

Throughout her career, Dr Mary Stiasny has worked tirelessly to both deliver and promote quality accessible education across the world.

Prior to becoming Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) and Chief Executive of our international programmes, Mary provided strategic direction and leadership at the Institute of Education, in her capacity as Pro-Director with responsibility for Learning, Teaching and International.

Working life for Mary began as a secondary school teacher in West London. She then joined Goldsmiths College, where she was involved in initial teacher education, becoming Director of PGCE and Deputy Head of the Department of Educational Studies. Mary spent four years at the British Council as Director of Education and Training before joining the Institute of Education.

Mary’s practical and strategic experience in education spans across a wide range of roles, including providing consultancy for a number of educational projects that have attracted external funding.