Our team

Academic Registrar's Office

Staff member Role and responsibilities

Tom Banham


Interim Academic Registrar

Leads all key student and academic facing services that come under Student and Academic Services, along with the Office of the Academic Registrar, the Directorate Admin Service and the Projects Office.

Jo Black


Senior Executive Officer (Head of Admin and Projects)

  • Oversight of the business processes which underpin the Directorate’s activities, ensuring a coordinated strategic approach to operations across Student and Academic Services.
  • Responsible for the Directorate’s Admin Service and Projects Office

Helen Main


PA to the Academic Registrar and Office Manager

Vanya Gallimore


Culture and Engagement Manager

Management team

Staff member Role and responsibilities

Jan Ball-Smith and Jen Wotherspoon

jan.ball@york.ac.uk and jen.wotherspoon@york.ac.uk 

Student Administration and Academic Affairs

The Student Administration and Academic Affairs team is led by Jen Wotherspoon and Jan Ball-Smith. We bring together expertise, advice and high quality administrative processes that manage the student journey through our academic programmes.

Nic Streatfield


Director of Student Life and Wellbeing

Leads the Student Life and Wellbeing services and the University Chaplaincy.


Louise Thurston


Associate Director of Careers and Employability, Careers and Placements

Careers and Placements provides information and support on employability, career progression, volunteering, placement activity, award schemes and every aspect that goes with these, from CV writing and interview preparation to setting up a small business in enterprise.

We want to help students prepare for successful and fulfilling careers by making the most of the opportunities available to them while at York.

Kirsty Lingstadt



Director of Library, Archives and Learning Services

Leads and manages the LibraryArchives and Learning Services including open access, support for learning technology, academic skills including information literacy for students and digital skills for the full University community.

Zoe Devlin


Head of Online Partnerships

  • Leads the York Online Support Team, who provide administrative support and advice to academic staff and students on the “York Online” Masters programmes.
  • Works closely with the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Teaching, Learning and Students on strategic developments in this area, and manages the relationship with our external partner.