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Executive team

The OU’s senior management team has 12 members covering the following key areas:

  • Students
  • Finance
  • Curriculum and awards
  • Learning and teaching
  • Research and enterprise
  • Business development
  • Information management
  • Fundraising and international development
  • Administration

Team members


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Executive team

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


Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor

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Governance at the OU

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

Policies and statements

Key Open University statements and policies, and policies on website copyright, accessibility and privacy.