The University is run with an Executive which is chaired by the Vice-Chancellor and consists of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Chief Operating Officer, Director of People and Organisational Development, Director of Finance & Planning. In addition, the Senior Leadership Team includes the Directors/Heads of Professional Services and the Dean of each School.
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 senior executives from Ipswich Borough 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.