UCS is run with an Executive which is chaired by the Provost, working closely with the Principals of the colleges who are part of the UCS Network.
The UCS Executive consists of the Deputy Provost (Professional Services), Director of Human Resources, Director of Finance, the Heads of School, the Directors of Professional Services, the Director of Academic Development and the Director of Research and Enterprise (who is also the Head of the Graduate School). In addition, there is a small Senior Team comprising the Provost (Chair), the Deputy Provost (Professional Services), Director of Human Resources and the Director of Finance, which deals with strategic and operational business in liaison with the Executive.
The operation of UCS is overseen by the UCS Board chaired in rotation by the Vice Chancellors of the Universities of East Anglia and Essex, to whom the Provost and Chief Executive is accountable. The membership of the Board is at present drawn from, amongst others, our validating Universities, the Chief Executives of Ipswich Borough Council and Suffolk County Council and the Principals of Suffolk New College and West Suffolk College.