Terms of Reference

The President's Board is chaired by the President. Its primary function is to plan for and address issues of broad, strategic, and College-wide significance. It identifies, endorses and approves strategic initiatives, governance matters and major policies, in addition to the College’s financial strategy.

Items to be considered by the President’s Board include:

  • College Strategy
  • High level strategic risks relevant to the College Strategy
  • Strategic aspects of estates, the College Masterplan, international engagements, external relationships, partnerships and fundraising.
  • Developing proposals for the College’s future annual budget for both income and capital expenditure, and medium/long term financial plans, during each Planning Round.
  • Any other items of a strategic nature referred by Provost’s Board or the Executive Group.



  • Alice Gast, President (Chair)
  • Neil Alford, Associate Provost (Academic Planning)
  • Vice-President (Communications and Public Affairs) - vacant 
  • Nigel Brandon Dean, Faculty of Engineering
  • Harbhajan Brar, Director of HR
  • Richard Craster, Dean, Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • Stephen Curry, Assistant Provost (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion)
  • Maggie Dallman, Vice-President (International) and Associate Provost (Academic Partnerships)
  • Nick Jennings, Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise)
  • Tony Lawrence, Director of Finance
  • Emma McCoy, Interim Vice-Provost (Education and Student Experience)
  • Michael Murphy, Vice-President (Advancement)
  • Jane Neary, Director of Campus Services
  • John Neilson, College Secretary
  • Nicholas Roalfe, Director of Estates Operations
  • Muir Sanderson, Chief Financial Officer
  • Francisco Veloso, Dean, Imperial College Business School
  • Juan Villamil, Chief Information Officer
  • Ian Walmsley, Provost
  • Jonathan Weber, Dean, Faculty of Medicine
  • Amanda Wolthuizen, Director of Public Affairs and Chief of Staff to the President (Secretary)

Directors reporting to the President or Provost may also be invited to attend meetings of the President’s Board.



Meeting Dates

2020/21 meeting dates