Professor Donna Whitehead

Donna leads the University’s academic activities, working closely with Vice-Chancellor, Professor Lynn Dobbs, to ensure London Met achieves and delivers on its new strategic plan.

Prior to joining London Met, Donna was Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of Bristol Business School and Bristol Law School at the University of the West of England, Donna Whitehead has always been a key player in helping to establish strong, successful collaborations between business and world-class academia.

Qualified to practise law in England, Wales and New York, Donna’s background is in legal and financial services. She has developed and nurtured partnerships internationally and has deep expertise in team leadership, inclusivity, strategic planning and education.

Discussing her reasons for joining London Met, Donna said: “The mission and values of the institution very much resonate with me. I’m passionate about providing a transformational learning experience for all students and undertaking impactful activities that shape the future of the world. I’m looking forward to working together to enable our students and staff to do brilliant things!”    

A portrait photograph of Professor Donna Whitehead

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