Professor Peter McCaffery




As Vice-Chancellor, Professor McCaffery’s role is to provide guidance and leadership on all aspects of academic activity within the university.

Peter has over thirty-five years leadership, management, teaching and research experience across a range of institutions from Further Education Colleges to USA Ivy League University, including as Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive at the University of Cumbria and Deputy Vice Chancellor at London Metropolitan University.

A Winston Churchill Fellow and Idlewild Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania – where he pioneered new modes of inquiry into political corruption in the American City – Peter is a graduate of the Cabinet Office Top Management Programme and has acted as a consultant for a variety of bodies including the British Council, the governments of Botswana and Jamaica and the Centre for HE, Germany.

Peter is also the UK editor, author and collaborator for the Epigeum (Oxford University Press) project that pioneered the first world class, online programme with global reach on university leadership and management development.  In 2021, he was appointed a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute.

An American historian by background, Peter has been a regular analyst for Sky News over the last five years on the Trump Presidency and its legacy.