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 and Vice-Chancellor

Professor Sally Mapstone FRSE

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.‌
Full biography

Professor Sally Mapstone, Principal
Email:
principal@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2544

Master of the United College and Deputy Principal

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.
Full biography

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

Quaestor and Factor

Derek A Watson FCCA

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

Quaestor and Factor Derek Watson
Email:
quaestor@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2016

Vice-Principal Education (Proctor)

Professor Paul Hibbert

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

Dean of Arts and Divinity - Professor Paul Hibbert
Email:
proctor@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2588

Vice-Principal (Governance)

Alastair Merrill

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.
Full biography

Vice-Principal (Governance and Planning) Alastair Merrill
Email:
vpgov@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2460

Vice-Principal (International Strategy and External Relations)

Professor Brad MacKay

The Vice-Principal for International Strategy and External Relations is responsible for developing and managing strategic relationships national and international.
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Brad MacKay, Vice-Principal (International Strategy and External Relations)
Email:
vpinter@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 3320

Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation)

Professor J Derek Woollins

The Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) holds responsibility for research within the University.
Full biography

Professor J Derek Woollins - Vice-Principal (Research)
Email:
vpresearch@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2542

Assistant Vice-Principal (Provost) and Director of the Graduate School for Interdisciplinary Studies

Dr Monique Mackenzie

The Assistant Vice-Principal (Provost) is responsible for the development of postgraduate education and research and for the postgraduate community.
Full biography

Monique Mackenzie
Email:
provost@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 1836

Assistant Vice-Principal (Collections and Digital Content)

Dr Katie Stevenson

The Assistant Vice-Principal (Collections and Digital Content) provides strategy and oversight for the University's physical and digital collections.
Full biography

Dr Katie Stevenson, Assistant Vice-Principal (Collections and Digital Content)
Email:
avpcollections@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 1616

Assistant Vice-Principal (Diversity)

Professor Ruth Woodfield

The Assistant Vice-Principal (Diversity) supports the University’s commitment to have equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of the St Andrews experience.
Full biography

Email:
avpdiversity@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2553