About Kent

Principal officers


The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury

Chancellor - from 01/02/14

Gavin Esler BA (Kent), MA (Leeds), DCL (Kent), FRSA

Chair of the Council

John Simmonds AIB


Professor Dame Julia M Goodfellow DBE, CBE, PhD, FMedSci, FIBiol, FInstP

Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee

Tony Quigley BSc(Eng), CEng, FIET

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor

David Nightingale MA (Oxford)

Deputy Vice-Chancellors

Denise Everitt, BA (Hons), ACA (Kent)
Professor Keith Mander, BSc, PhD (Nottingham)


Professor John Baldock BA (Oxford), MA (Kent)
Professor Alexandra Hughes BA, PhD (London), PGCE (Oxford)

Director of Finance

Jane Higham BSc (Warwick), ACA

Dean of the Faculty of Humanities

Simon Kirchin MA (Oxford), PhD (Sheffield)

Dean of the Faculty of Sciences

Professor Mark Burchell BSc (Birmingham), DIC, PhD (London)

Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences

John Wightman MA, LLB (Cambridge)

Dean of the Graduate School

Professor Diane Houston MA (Dundee), PhD (Kent), CPsychol, FBPsS, AcSS

Dean for Europe

Professor Roger Vickerman MA (Cantab), DPhil (Sussex), Dr hc (Marburg), FRSA, FCILT, AcSS

Secretary to the Council

Keith Lampard BA (Kent), MSc (London), PhD (Kent), PGC-HEM (Southampton)

Master of Darwin and Woolf Colleges

Dermot O'Brien MBA (Hartford), PGDip (Roehampton), FRSA, FHEA

Master of Eliot College

Stephen Burke BA (Canterbury Christ Church)

Master of Keynes College

Sian Stevenson BA (London)

Master of Rutherford College

Peter Klappa BSc, MSc, PhD (Munich), PGCHE (Kent)

College Master for Medway

Jane Glew BSc (Aston), PG Dip (CIM), MA (Greenwich)

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Last Updated: 16/07/2012