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

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.‌

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. 

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

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. 

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.

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

Proctor and Senior Vice Principal

Professor Lorna Milne

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

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

Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation)

Professor J Derek Woollins

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

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

Provost of St Leonard’s College

Professor Andy Murphy

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

Email:
provost@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2032

Quaestor and Factor

Derek A Watson FCCA

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

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