Cranfield's senior team includes Officers of the University and the University Executive team. The Officers are are responsible for the governance of the University through Council and Senate and they work alongside the University Executive who manage the day-to-day running of the University

Governance - Committee Organogram

Chancellor - Dame Deirdre Hutton DBE 
The Chancellor presides over graduation ceremonies and is
empowered to confer the University's degrees and other
distinctions, both on successful students and on people
nominated for honorary degrees.

Pro-Chancellor - Iain Ferguson CBE
The Pro-Chancellor is chair of the University's Council, which is
the executive governing body of the University. As such, the
Pro-Chancellor plays a leading role in the governance of the

Karen Holford

Vice-Chancellor - Professor Dame Karen Holford DBE FREng
The Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor is responsible to 
Council for all the University's activities.


University Executive

The University Executive contributes to the strategic development of Cranfield as well as managing the day-to-day operations. It is chaired by the Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor.