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Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Professor Martyn Jones

About Martyn

Professor Martyn Jones was promoted to Deputy Vice-Chancellor in August 2014. He was first appointed in 2007 as Pro Vice-Chancellor for External Affairs and subsequently to that, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Academic Support and Student Services.

Martyn came to Kingston University from the University of Kent where he was the director of the Business School. Prior to this he was the director of the School of Management and Business at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. His academic career was preceded by service as a British Army Officer. His last role was commander Education and Training 1 (UK) Armed Division.

Martyn's academic interests are programme design, business strategy and Human Resources Management.

Responsibilities and portfolio areas

Professor Martyn Jones acts as a member of the University's senior leadership team and plays a key role in developing and implementing its strategy and vision. He leads Corporate Services which incorporates Governance, Legal Services, Brand and Communications, Planning, Public Affairs & Strategic Insight, Health, Safety, Risk & Business Continuity and Development, Alumni Relations & Engagement.

External work

  • Member of the International Accreditation Advisory Board for the Association of MBAs
  • Trustee, All Saints Church, Kingston
  • Trustee, Rose Theatre, Kingston
  • Independent member of the Academic Council of BPP University

Major awards and qualifications

  • Visiting professor at Zhejiang University, China
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Training, University of Leicester
  • Masters of Arts (Business Admin), Jacksonville State University
  • Fellow of Royal Geographical Society
  • CGIA Award for Technology Research, Cranfield University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Bath University
  • BSc(Hons) Planning, Birmingham (CNAA)

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Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000