Professor Rebecca Bunting was appointed Vice- Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer of Buckinghamshire New University in 2015.
She graduated from Girton College, University of Cambridge with a degree in English Literature and took postgraduate qualifications at London University. She began her career teaching in London comprehensive schools, moving into higher education as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Roehampton.
She later became Dean of Education at Anglia Ruskin University and Pro-Rector at the University of Northampton. From there she moved to the University of Portsmouth in 2004 as Pro Vice -Chancellor and from 2007 as Deputy Vice –Chancellor.
Rebecca is a Director of Bucks Business First; Buckinghamshire Education Skills and Training and the Buckinghamshire and Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership. She is a Board member of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s Teaching Quality and Student Opportunity Committee. She has conducted research and published in the field of children’s language and literacy development, educational linguistics and pedagogy.