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Governance & Management

Administration and governance of the OU, including our formal structure, Vice-Chancellor and Chancellor.

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Martha Lane Fox, Chancellor of The Open University

Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor

The role and career of the current OU Chancellor, Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho, and the current OU Pro-Chancellor, Richard Gillingwater.

Executive team

Members of The Open University’s senior management team, and their roles and departmental responsibilities.

 

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Governance at the OU

Governance at the University as defined by Royal Charter, including its officers, committees and procedures.

More about The Open University

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Mission

The Open University's mission is to be open to people, places, methods and ideas. Read about how we deliver it.

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Nations, faculties & research

The OU in the UK nations and a directory of The Open University’s faculties and research centres.

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Mission

The Open University's mission is to be open to people, places, methods and ideas. Read about how we deliver it.

Strategy

Faculties & centres

Vice-Chancellor, Peter Horrocks CBE

The role of the Vice-Chancellor, and the career, activities and contact details of our current VC, Peter Horrocks CBE.

Governance & Management

Jobs

Information on working for the OU, teaching at the OU, and finding OU graduates to work for you.

University Units, Subsidiaries and Associated Organisations

Information on the organisational structure of the University including its academic and administrative units in addition to associated and subsidiary organisations.