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University Management Team

University Management Team

The primary responsibilities of the University Management Team (UMT) are:

  • to develop a mission, vision and strategic plan for ratification by the Governing Authority;
  • to manage the resources of the University, including human, financial, capital and non-capital resources effectively to achieve the stated vision;
  • and to enhance the performance and reputation of the University.

Committee Support: UCD Library

UMT Meeting Schedule 2023/2024

Submission Deadline

 Meeting Date
Meetings take place from 9.30am-12.30pm unless otherwise specified *

Friday, 18 August 2023 Tuesday, 29 August 2023, 9:30am
Thursday, 31 August 2023 Tuesday, 12 September 2023, 09:30am
Thursday, 14 September 2023 Tuesday, 26 September 2023, 09:30am
Thursday, 28 September 2023 Tuesday, 10 October 2023, 09:30am
Thursday, 12 October 2023 Tuesday, 24 October 2023, 09:30am
Thursday, 26 October 2023 Tuesday, 07 November 2023, 09:30am
Thursday, 09 November 2023 Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 09:30am
Thursday, 23 November 2023 *Tuesday, 05 December 2023, 08:30am
Thursday, 07 December 2023 Tuesday, 19 December 2023, 09:30am
Thursday, 04 January 2024 Wednesday, 17 January 2024, 09:30am
Thursday, 18 January 2024 Tuesday, 30 January 2024, 09:30am
Thursday, 01 February 2024 Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 09:30am
Thursday, 15 February 2024 Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 09:30am
Thursday, 29 February 2024 Tuesday, 12 March 2024, 09:30am
Thursday, 14 March 2024

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 09:30am

Thursday, 28 March 2024

Tuesday, 09 April 2024, 09:30am
Thursday, 11 April 2024 Tuesday, 23 April 2024, 09:30am
Thursday, 25 April 2024 Tuesday, 07 May 2024, 09:30am

Thursday, 09 May 2024

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 09:30am

Thursday, 23 May 2024

Tuesday, 04 June 2024, 09:30am

Thursday, 06 June 2024

Tuesday, 18 June 2024, 09:30am

UMT Committee Dates

 Extended Leadership Group (ELG) Meetings 2022/2023

Submission Deadline  Meeting Date
N/A Thursday, 31 August, 9.00am-12.00pm


UMT Membership

President (Chair)
Professor Orla Feely

Acting Registrar and Deputy President (Deputy Chair)
Professor Barbara Dooley

Bursar/Chief Financial Officer
Mr David Kelly

Interim Vice President Research, Innovation and Impact
Professor Helen Roche

Vice President Global Engagement
Professor Dolores O’Riordan

Vice President Sustainability
Professor Tasman Crowe

Principal, UCD College of Arts and Humanities
Professor Regina Uí Chollatáin

Principal, UCD College of Business
Professor Anthony Brabazon

Principal, UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Professor Aoife Ahern

Principal, UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences
Professor Cecily Kelleher

Principal, UCD College of Science
Professor Jeremy Simpson

Principal, UCD College of Social Science and Law
Professor Colin Scott

Director, UCD Human Resources
Mr Tristan Aitken

Profiles of the UMT members can be viewed on the UCD President's Website


Purpose and Function

In accordance with the Universities Act 1997 (section 24 and Schedule 4), the President shall, subject to this Act, manage and direct the university in its academic, administrative, financial, personnel and other activities and for those purposes has such powers as are necessary or expedient. Further, the President may delegate any of his or her functions to an employee of the University (or a committee), but will remain answerable to the Governing Authority in respect of the functions so delegated.[1] Any delegated function can be exercised by the President, irrespective of any such delegation.

The University Management Team (UMT) is responsible for advising and supporting the President in the exercise of their responsibilities, and the President delegates powers and functions specified in these terms of reference to the UMT.

As the most senior executive committee of the University, the University Management Team shall:


  • Make decisions on items listed in the appendix to these terms of reference, within the parameters of authority that has been delegated by the Governing Authority to the President.


  • Advise the President on the development of the overall strategic direction of the University, taking account the resources at its disposal and the need to ensure sustainability in all aspects of University business. The President will be responsible for making proposals on this to the Academic Council and Governing Authority.
  • Regularly review the overall University strategy and advise the President to ensure that it remains relevant and sustainable.
  • Commit the University to major initiatives emerging from within and outside the University, within the parameters of authority that have been delegated by the Governing Authority to the President and where these fit with the overall University strategy and are sustainable, and resource accordingly.

Teaching and Research

  • Ensure operational supports for teaching and research are optimally configured and appropriately resourced to support the academic affairs of the University, while observing that the Academic Council encourages excellence in research and scholarship and controls the academic affairs of the university, including the curriculum of, and instruction and education provided by, the university.


  • Oversee the design and delivery of strategies and initiatives to promote a working environment where people can flourish and achieve their potential.


  • Set and monitor the financial allocation model and budgetary rules of the University.


  • Oversee the University’s Policy Management Framework


  • Initiate actions to enhance and safeguard the reputation of the University.


  • Oversee the University’s Risk Management Framework and initiate measures to mitigate risk.

Contact the UCD University Secretariat

Tierney Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
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