Leadership and governance
About our Vice-Chancellor
Nigel Carrington became Vice-Chancellor of University of the Arts London in 2008, following a career in law and business.
He holds a law degree from St John's College, Oxford, and studied History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art. From 1987 to 2000, he was an international lawyer with Baker & McKenzie and was also Managing Partner of the firm's London office. From 2000 to 2007, he was Managing Director and Deputy Chairman of McLaren Group, the automotive technologies group. Since 2005, he has held a number of non-executive roles in the charitable and public sectors, including as a non-executive Director of University College London Hospitals, Treasurer and Trustee of Crisis, Chairman of Jeans for Genes and Chairman of the English Concert. To learn more, visit his blog.
About Sir John Sorrell
Sir John Sorrell took up the role of Chairman of the Court of Governors in August 2013, succeeding Sir John Tusa.
Between 1976 and 2000, Sir John and his wife Lady Frances founded and ran Newell and Sorrell, one of Europe’s largest design agencies. He is also founder and chair of the annual London Design Festival and with Lady Frances, set up the Sorrell Foundation to inspire creativity in young people and use design to improve quality of life.
Find out about our Court of Governors.