Principal's Office

The Principal's Office is made up of the senior management of the University who hold responsibility for specific areas of the University, such as teaching, research or meeting business needs. The Principal's Office serves the Principal and other key officials of the University


Principal

Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sally Mapstone

The Principal and Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the University of St Andrews. Since the mid 1800s it has been customary that one person holds two titles: the post of Principal representing the executive function and the post of Vice-Chancellor the ceremonial function.‌

Contact

Email:
principal@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2544

Master

Master of the United College, Professor Garry Taylor

The Master of the United College is line manager to the 18 Heads of School and oversees the strategic planning of Schools in relation to academic appointments, space and resource allocation. 

Contact

Email:
master@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2552

Vice-Principal (Enterprise and Engagement)

Professor Verity J Brown

The Vice-Principal (Enterprise and Engagement) is responsible for engaging with the University’s external stakeholders and for delivery of the University’s enterprise agenda.

Contact

Email:
vpenterprise@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2550

Vice-Principal (Governance and Planning)

Alastair Merrill

The Vice Principal for Governance and Planning provides strategic leadership and management and is responsible for ensuring that the University functions within simple, clear and effective governance arrangements. 

Contact

Email:
vpgov@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2460

Vice-Principal (International)

Dr Anne Mullen

The Vice-Principal (International) provides strategic leadership for the projection of the University’s image to the world. 

Contact

Email:
vpinter@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 3320

Vice-Principal (Proctor)

Professor Lorna Milne

The Proctor is responsible for all strategy and practises related to learning and teaching within the University. 

Contact

Email:
proctor@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2588

Vice-Principal (Research)

Professor J Derek Woollins

The Vice-Principal (Research) holds responsibility for research within the University. 

Contact

Email:
vpresearch@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2542

Provost of St Leonard’s College

Professor J Derek Woollins

The Provost provides academic leadership for research postgraduates and early career researchers at the University of St Andrews.

Contact

Email:
vpresearch@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2542

Quaestor and Factor

Derek A Watson FFCA

The Quaestor and Factor provides leadership in the development of the University’s non-academic services.

Contact

Email:
quaestor@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2016