Director of Administration

+44 (0) 131 451 4360
Room 1.11, Earl Mountbatten Building, School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, United Kingdom
Roles and responsibilities

The Director of Administration & School Registrar carries delegated responsibility from the Head of School for the School's support services which support the School's core business of learning and teaching, research and knowledge exchange. As such Darren line manages the School's core support staff and reports directly to the Head of School. Additionally, he is a member of the School's Management Group and represents the School on the University's Secretary's Board, ensuring alignment of the School support services strategies with the University's Strategic Plan for Professional Services.


Darren Cunningham joined Heriot Watt University in November 2014. As an experienced academic administration manager Darren has held several senior managerial positions in both the UK and Australian higher education sectors. He has successfully managed projects in respect to the stragegic planning process, student experience, lean techniques, and academic support services. He is a Chartered Manager and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.