About Dianne

First-class track record

Professor Dianne Willcocks, is an accomplished academic leader with a credible engagement portfolio in public services who has a first-class track record of successfully catalysing the growth and development of the modern university and shaping contemporary agenda in public life.

Former Vice Chancellor at York St John University, she now provides advice and mentoring/coaching to assist other leaders towards excellence. Across the visual and performing arts, higher education and public policy arena, Dianne’s diverse and collaborative engagements have forged a distinctive reputation for leading change and modernisation in a climate of uncertainty.

Current engagements include:

Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
Director for Governor Development programmes
UK Resources Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentoring Senior Women Scientists for Public Body Trusteeship
York Older People’s Assembly
Patron OCAY: Older Citizens Advocacy York Dementia Action Alliance,
Yorkshire and the Humber
Museums Sheffield
Various Board positions

Leadership Consultancy