Senior Management Team


Frances Corner, Warden

Frances Corner, Warden

Warden, Professor Frances Corner OBE is the academic and administrative leader of Goldsmiths.

Previously Head of the London College of Fashion and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Arts London, Professor Corner brings more than 20 years’ experience in higher education leadership to Goldsmiths.

Frances Corner's profile

To get in touch with Frances, contact Helen Keogh, h.keogh (, PA to the Warden.

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Elisabeth Hill, Deputy Warden (with responsibility for Learning, Teaching and Enhancement)

Elisabeth Hill, Deputy Warden

Professor Elisabeth Hill is Deputy Warden and Pro-Warden for Learning, Teaching & Enhancement. In this role, she is responsible for the development, delivery and evaluation of learning and teaching strategies, as well as optimising student experience, achievement and employability.

Elisabeth Hill's staff profile.

To get in touch with Elisabeth, contact Sarah Sievers on s.sievers (

Helen Watson, Registrar and Secretary

Helen Watson

Helen joined Goldsmiths, University of London as Registrar and Secretary in February 2017. Previously, she worked for six years at the University of Oxford where she was Director of Planning and Resource Allocation, Head of the Council Secretariat and a Fellow of Exeter College. Before that she worked in a variety of roles at City University London including Head of Administration for the School of Allied Health Sciences and Deputy Academic Registrar; she also set up and lead City's Strategy and Planning Unit. Helen read music at Exeter College, Oxford and has a Masters in Higher and Professional Education from the Institute of Education.

To get in touch with Helen, contact Christina Engels, c.engels(, Executive Support Officer.

Professor Mark d'Inverno, Pro-Warden (International)

Professor Mark d'Inverno, Pro-Warden (International)

Mark joined Goldsmiths as Professor of Computer Science in 2006, and for four years between 2007 and 2011 was head of the Department of Computing. From September 2013 until January 2017, he split his role, spending 30 per cent of his time continuing to work on his research projects with 70 per cent of his time dedicated to the role of Pro-Warden for Research and Enterprise. Mark continues to be a member of the Senior Management Team, now as Pro-Warden (International).

Mark d'Inverno's staff profile.

To get in touch with Mark, contact Phoebe Riley-Gowing, p.riley-gowing (, Executive Support Officer.

Professor David Oswell, Pro-Warden (Research and Enterprise)

Professor David Oswell (Pro-Warden for Research and Enterprise)

Professor David Oswell is Pro-Warden for Research and Enterprise. In this role, he is responsible for leading the development and overseeing the implementation of Goldsmiths’ Research and Enterprise Strategy. David joined Goldsmiths in 2001 and from 2013 to 2016 was Head of Department for Sociology. His current research interests concern the social life and history of children, childhood and children’s rights.

David Oswell's staff profile.

To get in touch with Professor David Oswell, contact Eruchi Chinda, e.chinda (, Executive Support Officer.

Ian Pleace, Director of Finance

Ian Pleace, Director of Finance

Ian Pleace was appointed Director of Finance in October 2015. He was previously a director at Deloitte where he specialised in the media and publishing sectors.

To get in touch with Ian, contact Christine Ashley, c.ashley (, PA.