Find Your Course
Liverpool Hope Logo

Rectorate Team

The Rectorate Team comprises the University's leaders who all report to the Vice-Chancellor & Rector.


Professor Gerald Pillay

Professor Gerald Pillay is Vice-Chancellor & Rector of Liverpool Hope University. The Office of the Vice-Chancellor is managed by Mrs Sheila Hayes.

The Vice-Chancellor & Rector is also the Chief Academic and Administrative Officer of the University and, amongst many other things, is responsible to University Council for the organisation, direction and management of the University and leadership of the staff.


Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) 

The Revd Professor Kenneth GC Newport

With responsibility for academic development throughout the University, including leading planning and implementing strategies to improve scholarship, recruitment of high quality staff, developing key research clusters, responsibility for the Personnel Office and overseeing Quality Assurance & Enhancement. 


Pro Vice-Chancellor (Operations)

Dr Ian Vandewalle

With responsibility for resource allocation, development and maintenance of the estate, budgeting and financial planning.

The Office has overall responsibility for the following:-

  • Accommodation
  • Business Gateway Enterprise
  • Catering
  • Conference Facilities
  • Development & Alumni
  • Estates
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Finance & Student Finance
  • Institutional Advancement
  • IT Services
  • Planning Support
  • Provost of Creative Campus
  • Strategic Business Units:
    • Plas Caerdeon Outdoor Education Centre 
    • Hope Park Sports Centre
    • Capstone Theatre
    • Timetabling and Space Management


Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Life and Learning)

Dr Penny Haughan 

With overall responsibility for everything that directly influences student development and well-being including the Student Administration Office, Recruitment, Chaplaincy, Teaching and Learning, pastoral care in the Halls of Residence and the Library and Learning Spaces.



Deans of Faculty

Professor Atulya K Nagar – Dean of Science

Professor Kenneth Newport - Dean of Education

Professor Nick Rees - Dean of Arts & Humanities