The Association of Heads of University Administration (AHUA) is the representative body for senior University managers (Registrars, Chief Operating Officers, Heads of Administration) in the United Kingdom and Ireland, with Associate Members in other countries. The AHUA has 190 members from 140 institutions and is managed by an elected Executive Committee. The AHUA aims to represent the collective views of members on key issues and policies to the higher education (HE) sector, government and other stakeholders. It also brings together members to exchange information, share knowledge and experience, and to develop colleagues who aim to fill senior roles in HE administration. Our national sponsors are Mills & Reeve, Burness Paull and Carson McDowell.
The Executive Committee consists of:
- five Officers
- five Regional Convenors
- up to five elected members
- up to four co-opted members (including the organiser of the next conference)
- a representative of the Committee of University Chairs
All posts are held for three years except for the conference organiser.
The Officers are:
|NAME||AHUA Role||Employer Institution||Job Role|
|Paul Ratcliffe||Regional Convenor for AHUA London||St George’s, University of London||Chief Operating Officer|
|Matthew Andrews||Regional Convenor for AHUA South||University of Gloucestershire||University Secretary and Registrar|
|June Hughes||Regional Convenor for AHUA Midlands||University of Derby||University Secretary and Registrar|
|Lynda Brady||Regional Convenor for AHUA North||Edge Hill University||University Secretary|
|Jim McGeorge||Regional Convenor for Scottish Secretaries’ Group||University of Dundee||University Secretary|
|James Rolfe||Elected Member||Anglia Ruskin University||Chief Operating Officer|
|Rachel Sandby-Thomas||Elected Member||University of Warwick||Registrar|
|Helen Watson||Elected Member||City, University of London||Chief Operating Officer|
|Amanda Wilcox||Elected Member||York St. John University||PVC: Governance and Student Life|
|Stephen Dudderidge||Co-optee||University of Brighton||Registrar & Secretary|
|John Rushforth||Representative||CUC||Executive Secretary|
|Gavin Hunter||Host of Spring 2023 Conference||University of Winchester||Chief Operating Officer|
|Michaela Boryslawskyj||Host of Autumn 2023 Conference||Sheffield Hallam University||University Secretary|
AHUA has partnerships with a range of organisations, influencing key issues across the sector.