Terms of Reference

 The Provost’s Board oversees the College’s core academic mission of education, research and translation, and the Faculties and academic support services that deliver this mission (the “Core College”).
Items considered by the Provost’s Board include:

• Oversight of the quality and efficacy of education and research;
• Recruitment;
• Development and retention of academic, research and professional staff; annual pay review and awards;
• Student experience and well-being;
• Health and safety;
• In-year financial performance and financial control;
• The submission of the Core College’s annual operational budgets and medium and longterm financial plans, including capital expenditure, to the President’s Board for consideration as part of the annual Planning Round.
• Reports on activities of the Faculties and academic support services.

Membership (2020-21)

• Provost, Professor Ian Walmsley 
• Interim Vice-Provost (Education), Professor Emma McCoy
• Vice Provost (Research and Enterprise), Professor Nick Jennings
• Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Professor Nigel Brandon
• Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Professor Jonathan Weber
• Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Professor Richard Craster
• Dean of the Imperial College Business School, Professor Francisco Veloso
• Associate Provost (Academic Planning), Professor Neil Alford
• Vice President (International), Associate Provost (Academic Partnerships), Professor Maggie Dallman
• Chief Financial Officer, Mr Muir Sanderson
• College Secretary, Mr John Neilson
• Director of HR, Harbhajan Brar
• Assistant Provost (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion), Professor Stephen Curry
• Director of Enterprise, Dr Simon Hepworth
• Director of Communications, Vickie Sheriff
• Miss Harriet Whewell (Secretary)

 Other colleagues are invited for specific agenda items.


The Provost and members of Provost’s Board are keen to make sure staff are aware of the discussions being held at Provost’s Board meetings. Since December 2017 a summary of the discussions and decisions taken at the Board has been produced and circulated to Heads of Departments and Divisions shortly after each meeting. The aim of the summaries is to inform colleagues across the community about the issues and topics that are discussed, and to help colleagues understand why particular decisions are taken. While certain matters (in particular those which involve personnel matters or which are commercially sensitive) are not appropriate for inclusion, the default position is that every matter discussed at the Board is included in the summary. Heads of Department also have an opportunity to raise questions about anything discussed at the Board at the weekly Heads of Department lunches.

Provost's Board summaries (where available) can be accessed by clicking the relevant meeting date below.

Provost's Board meeting dates