Professor Jane Robinson

Pro-Vice Chancellor Engagement & Place, Newcastle University

Jane joined Newcastle University in 2019. As Pro-Vice-Chancellor, she leads the University’s Engagement & Place Strategy, focussing on building partnerships to enhance our contribution socially, economically and culturally. Previously, Jane was Durham University’s Chief Operating Officer with strategic oversight of operations and external engagement.

Before taking up her position at Durham, Jane was Chief Executive of Gateshead Council. Jane also played a leading role in the establishment of the North East Combined Authority and the Commission on Health and Social Care Integration. Jane has also held leadership positions in the cultural sector and holds a number of non-executive positions.