Our Senior Management Team, led by the Principal, is responsible for every aspect of the smooth day-to-day running of the institution. This includes teaching and research, student and staff welfare, financial management, administration, fundraising, and much more.

Find out a bit more about our individual roles here:

Senior Management

Professor Jonathan Freeman-Attwood CBE


I am a performer, writer, educator and recording producer. I am responsible, under the Governing Body, for all areas of the Academy’s life and work.

Senior Management

Professor Timothy Jones

Deputy Principal

I am a musicologist, performer and educator, and I am responsible for all aspects of the Academy's educational, artistic and research activities.

Senior Management

Kirsty MacDonald

Deputy Principal (Advancement)

I joined the Academy in 2016 and am responsible for fundraising, communications, marketing and alumni relations. I play a key strategic role on the Senior Management Team, identifying new income streams and planning celebrations and a campaign for the Bicentenary in 2022.

Senior Management

Judith Barber

Director of Finance

I am an accountant with a background in higher education. I am responsible for all financial matters relating to the Academy.

Senior Management

Professor Elizabeth Kenny

Dean of Students

I oversee student support, learning resources (including the Academy’s collections and IT resources), recruitment and admissions, as well as our access and participation activities.

Senior Management

Catherine Jury

Registrar and Director of Student Operations

I have senior management responsibility for the student lifecycle, academic governance, quality assurance and human resources. I am the lead contact with all external Higher Education agencies and I manage the Academy’s responses to regulatory changes in the sector.