Executive staff

Haymo Thiel

Haymo Thiel

Haymo Thiel has been Principal of AECC University College since 2012. As Chief Executive Officer he works, in close consultation with the Board of Governors and Senior Members of College staff, with a wide range of internal and external constituencies to provide the personal and professional leadership to develop the institution in accordance with the strategy, directions and guidelines set by the Board.


Jennifer Bolton

Jennifer Bolton

Jennifer Bolton is Vice-Principal for Postgraduate Studies and Research at the AECC University College. Jenni is a member of the AECC University College Executive and Senior Management Team and a leading member of the teams on attaining Taught Degree Awarding Powers and Institutional Designation in 2016.


Arvid Thorkeldsen

Arvid Thorkeldsen

Arvid Thorkeldsen is the Vice Principal Undergraduate Studies and Quality at the AECC University College. He is a member of Executive and Senior Management Group and is chair of Academic Development and Quality Committee and Learning and Teaching Subcommittee. He has overall responsibility for the provision of undergraduate education at the University College and the quality assurance of all AECC University College courses.


Peter Ford

Peter Ford

Peter Ford is Executive Director of Administration with responsibility for the College’s Human Resources, IT, Facilities and Building and Catering teams. He has oversight of Health and Safety, data protection and other aspects of legal compliance.


Simon Jones

Simon Jones

Simon joined the AECC University College as Executive Director of Finance in September 2016 and is responsible for our financial management and performance, as well as providing strategic and operational direction to all areas of the University College, including the Board of Governors.