The Executive consists of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Registrar and Secretary, the Director of Human Resources and two Heads of Academic Departments (to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor). In addition, the Management Team includes the Heads of the Academic Departments and Directors of Professional Services.
The operation of the University is overseen by the Board chaired by an Independent Director, to whom the Vice-Chancellor is accountable. The membership of the Board includes the Chief Executives of Ipswich Borough Council and Suffolk County Council, and the Principal of Suffolk New College. There are also independent members of the Board from the local community and beyond, as well as two academic members of staff and the President of the Students' Union.