Chief Operating Officer, Professor of Higher Education Leadership

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Professor Mark Ellul

Mark is responsible for driving forward UCA’s business strategy to deliver growth, improve our services, and to enhance the university’s standing in the UK and across the world.


As a successful and experienced leader in the higher education sector, Mark brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and insight that will enable UCA to deliver on its strategic priorities.

Prior to joining UCA, Mark held recent positions of Pro Vice-Chancellor at London Metropolitan University and University Secretary and Registrar at the University of Roehampton. With over 20 years’ experience in sector, he is passionate about the transformative power of education, is committed to equality, diversion and inclusion.

Mark studied Physics with Computation Physics at the University of Sussex and has a successful track record of leading transformational change, developing successful teams and delivering positive outcomes and success.

Working with the Board of West Dean College, as a non-executive, Mark has experience of building an international profile in the creative arts.

Professor Mark Ellul