Patrick Loughrey

Patrick Loughrey

Warden
Goldsmiths, University of London

Patrick Loughrey joined Goldsmiths as Warden in April 2010. The Warden (equivalent to the more familiar “Vice-Chancellor”) provides academic and administrative leadership for the University. He leads the Senior Management Team which considers major policy issues and oversees the submission of business to Council, Academic Board and Finance and Resources Committee.

Prior to joining Goldsmiths in 2010, Patrick’s previous post was the Director of BBC Nations and Regions. He had overall responsibility for the BBC’s television, radio and online programmes and services in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the 12 English regions. He led more than 6,500 staff based in more than 50 centres across the UK.

Originally from County Donegal, Ireland, he studied at the University of Ulster (BA Hons Contemporary History), The Queen’s University of Belfast (MA History) and Trent University, Ontario (Doctoral Research Fellowship). He received the University of Ulster’s Distinguished Graduate Award in 1997 and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2009.