Anthony Freeling, Vice-Chancellor.

Dr Anthony Freeling, Acting Vice-Chancellor

Dr Anthony Freeling became Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge on 1 October 2022.

Dr Freeling studied at St John’s College, Cambridge, between 1975 and 1984, completing an MA in Mathematics, an MPhil in Control Engineering and Operation Research, and a PhD in Decision Analysis and Behavioural Economics.

He was President of Hughes Hall from 2014 to July 2022, having initially become involved with the College as a Fellow and Trustee in 2008. As a member of the University Council and Chair of the Colleges Committee, he has extensive experience of the operation of the Collegiate University.

Prior to resuming his long relationship with Cambridge, Dr Freeling spent 18 years with McKinsey & Company, where he was a senior partner, leading its marketing and sales practice across Europe. He has also worked as an independent consultant advising a broad range of companies in areas as diverse as law and global marketing. He was a director of Ashridge Strategic Management Centre, and research director of the Coca-Cola Retailing Research Councils for Europe and Asia. He was formerly on the Council of the Open University and on the Board of UnLtd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs.

About the Vice-Chancellorship

The Vice-Chancellor is the principal academic and administrative officer of the University. They chair the Council of the University, the General Board of the Faculties and the Finance Committee of the Council. The main tasks of the Vice-Chancellor are to:

  • provide leadership, academic and administrative to the whole University
  • represent the University externally, both within the UK and overseas
  • secure a financial base sufficient to allow the delivery of the University's mission, aims and objectives
  • carry out certain important ceremonial and civic duties

Contact the Vice-Chancellor's Office

Name Job title Telephone Email address
Anthony Freeling Acting Vice-Chancellor (3)32290
Ángel Gurría-Quintana Head of the Vice-Chancellor's Office (3)32292
Sally Valletta Senior Executive Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor
Lucy Milazzo

Correspondence Secretary to the Vice-Chancellor

Executive Assistant to the Head of the Vice-Chancellor’s Office

Jane Crawford Manager, Vice-Chancellor’s Lodge (3)39668
Timothy Milner Ceremonial Officer (3)30260
Lucy Lewis Deputy Ceremonial Officer