Senior Management Team


Professor Frances Corner OBE has been announced as the next Warden of Goldsmiths, University of London joining in August 2019.

Patrick Loughrey, Warden

Patrick Loughrey, Warden

Patrick Loughrey joined Goldsmiths as Warden in April 2010 after working for the BBC as Director of BBC Nations and Regions since May 2000.

The Warden provides academic and administrative leadership for the University. He leads the Senior Management Team which considers major policy issues and oversees the submission of business to Council, Academic Board and Finance and Resources Committee. Find out more about the work of the Warden.

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

If you have a media request for the Warden please contact the press office

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. Find out more.

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).   Find out more 

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. Find out more

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 c.ashley (, PA