SOAS University of London

About SOAS

Principal Office Holders

The School's Principal Officers are those covered under Standing Order IX that relates to the Senior Staff Remuneration Committee. The School's Executive Board also includes the Director of Human Resources and the Director of Finance and Planning.


Baroness Valerie Amos PC, BA (Warwick) MA (Birmingham)

Deputy Director and Pro-Director (International)

Professor Stephen Hopgood BSc (Bristol) DPhil (Oxon) 

Pro-Director (Learning and Teaching)

Professor Deborah Johnston BA, MSc (Cantab), PhD (SOAS, London)

Pro-Director (Research and Enterprise)

Professor Andrea Cornwall BA, PhD (SOAS, London)

Registrar & Secretary

Ms Paula Sanderson MBA (Exeter), MC-TEM (Melbourne), DBA (Bath)