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.
Professor Lorna Milne
The Master of the United College is line manager to the 19 Heads of School and oversees the strategic planning of Schools in relation to academic appointments, space and resource allocation.
Derek A Watson FCCA
The Quaestor and Factor provides leadership in the development of the University’s non-academic services.
Professor Brad MacKay
The Vice-Principal for International Strategy and External Relations is responsible for developing and managing strategic relationships national and international.
Professor Clare Peddie
The Proctor is responsible for all strategy and practices related to learning and teaching within the University.
The Vice-Principal for Governance provides strategic leadership and management and is responsible for ensuring that the University functions within simple, clear and effective governance arrangements.
Professor Tom Brown
The Vice-Principal (Research, Collections and Innovation) holds responsibility for research within the University.
The Vice-Principal (Strategy, Policy and Planning) leads the development of the University’s Strategy and shapes its implementation, coordinates organisational level planning, transformation and understanding of performance, and oversees the development of policies in key areas of the business.
Professor Monique MacKenzie
The Vice-Principal (Digital Education, Research and Environment) is primarily responsible for defining and delivering Digital St Andrews.
Dr Rebekah Widdowfield
The Vice-Principal (People and Diversity) is responsible for delivery of the University’s ambitions that equality, diversity and inclusion should be at the heart of the St Andrews experience and all that we do.
The Vice-Principal for Communications provides strategic communications leadership to St Andrews’ resolve to be world-leading, diverse, entrepreneurial, digital, sustainable, and socially responsible.
Professor Frank Lorenz Müller
The Assistant Vice-Principal (Dean of Learning and Teaching) supports the Principal’s Office in implementing strategic goals and managing academic business in the University and, as Provost, is responsible for the development of postgraduate education and research and for the postgraduate community.
Professor Catherine O'Leary
The Dean advises the Heads of Schools in the Faculties of Arts and Divinity on aspects of University regulations and academic procedure as relevant to their remit, and offers informal counsel.
Professor Gareth Miles
The AVP Dean of Science advises the Heads of Schools on aspects of University regulations and academic procedure as relevant to their remit, and offers informal counsel.