WUN is managed by a Secretariat, which is responsible for the operations, communications and strategy implementation of the network.
Company Secretarial and financial management services are currently provided by specialists from the University of Leeds.
Chief Executive: Professor John Hearn
General Manager: Nicholas Haskins
Company Secretary: Helena Smith
The Partnership Board provides entrepreneurial leadership of the company within a framework of prudent and effective controls which enables risk to be assessed and managed. The Board sets the strategic direction and vision of the company, its culture, its values and the behaviours it wishes to promote in conducting its business.
The Board comprises the Presidents, Vice-Chancellors or Rectors of the member universities and the WUN Chief Executive. Collectively, the Board has considerable international influence and ensures that WUN is recognised as a leading global higher education network.
Chair: Dr Indira Samarasekera, President, The University of Alberta
- Professor Michael Arthur, Vice‐Chancellor, The University of Leeds (Past Chair)
- Professor Brian Cantor, Vice‐Chancellor, The University of York
- Dr Rodney Erickson, President, The Pennsylvania State University
- Professor Sigmund Grønmo, Rector, The University of Bergen
- Professor John Hearn, WUN Chief Executive
- Professor Stuart McCutcheon, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Auckland
- President Wei Yang, Zhejiang University
- Professor Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Sheffield
- President Jun Chen, President, Nanjing University
- Professor Fernando Ferreira Costa, Rector, The State University of Campinas
- Professor Paul Johnson, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Western Australia
- Professor Don Nutbeam, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Southampton
- Professor Dr Martin Paul, President, Maastricht University
- Dr Max Price, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Cape Town
- President Joel Seligman, President, The University of Rochester
- Dr Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Sydney
- Professor Joseph J.Y. Sung, Vice-Chancellor and President, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Professor Eric Thomas, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Bristol
- Professor David Ward, Chancellor, The University of Wisconsin-Madison
Academic Advisory Group
The Academic Advisory Group is responsible for overseeing the academic portfolio of the Network and advising the Partnership Board on strategic direction. It is made up senior administrators, usually at the level of Vice-President or Deputy Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for the research or internationalisation priorities of the member universities. It is the task of this group to draw the threads from individual member universities together so as to nurture high impact communities tackling issues of global importance.
Chair: Professor Robyn Owens, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), The University of Western Australia
- Professor Sian Griffiths, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Professor Peter Lennie, Provost, The University of Rochester (Deputy Chair)
- Professor Phil Nelson, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, The University of Southampton
- Professor Leandro Tessler, Adviser - Internationalization Projects, The State University of Campinas
- Professor Danie Visser, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, The University of Cape Town
- Professor Astri Andresen, Vice‐Rector for International Relations, The University of Bergen
- Professor Jane Harding, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), The University of Auckland
- Professor David Hogg, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research & Innovation, The University of Leeds
- Professor Rebecca Hughes, Pro Vice‐Chancellor for International, The University of Sheffield
- Professor John Local, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, The University of York
- Professor Phil Nelson, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), The University of Southampton
- Professor Guy Orpen, Pro‐Vice‐Chancellor for Research, The University of Bristol
- Professor Guido Podestá, Vice-Provost for Globalization, The University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Professor Art Quinney, Senior Adviser to the Provost, The University of Alberta
- Professor Dr Luc Soete, Rector Magnificus, Maastricht University
- Professor Martin Trethewey, WUN AAG representative, The Pennsylvania State University
- Professor Ping Wu, Vice President for International, Zhejiang University
- Professor Rong Zhang, Vice President for Research, Nanjing University
Each WUN member university appoints an administrator to manage the implementation of the WUN strategies and programs on campus and to serve as the main contact point for network initiatives. This group shares information on collaborative opportunities and develops WUN’s research programs. Your local WUN Coordinator should be your first point of contact for information on WUN. Contact details for your WUN Coordinator can be found on the WUN member pages.