The Vice-Chancellor's Office is responsible for the overall management and leadership of the University.
The office comprises:
- the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Farthing;
- the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), Professor Clare Mackie
- the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International), Professor Chris Marlin;
- the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Michael Davies
- and the Registrar and Secretary, John Duffy.
Professor Michael Farthing took up his post as Vice-Chancellor at Sussex in September 2007. He is currently Chair of the 1994 Group of research intensive univerisities.
Professor Farthing has a distinguished background in medicine, both as a physician and as an academic, in a career spanning more than 30 years. Before coming to Sussex he was Principal of St George's, University of London, which specialises in medicine and health sciences. He was also Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Medicine for the University of London.
Vice-Chancellor's Executive Group (VCEG)
The Vice-Chancellor is supported by the Vice-Chancellor's Executive Group, which comprises the Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Registrar & Secretary, Director of Finance and Director of Human Resources.
The position of Deputy-Vice-Chancellor is held on a year long tenure by each Pro-Vice-Chancellor.
The Vice-Chancellor's Executive Group (VCEG) was established in January 2006 to advise the Vice-Chancellor, steer the University, and provide a formal management link between members of the executive and the Heads of School and heads of the Professional Services.
For more information, see the VCEG web page.