Executive Recruitment


The RCA’s Royal Visitor (Patron) is HRH Prince of Wales; its Chancellor is Sir Jony Ive, and the Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council is Baroness Gail Rebuck. The RCA’s Vice-Chancellor - the CEO of the institution - is Dr Paul Thompson.

The RCA has more than 450 permanent staff, including internationally renowned artists, designers, architects, theorists and curators. These staff, together with an innovative pedagogy, world-class technical facilities and research centres, all contribute to an exceptional environment and a remarkable record of graduate employment.

Generations of eminent graduates have created far-reaching impact and influence, such as Barbara Hepworth, Bridget Riley, David Hockney, Sir Ridley Scott, Sir James Dyson OM, Asif Kapadia, Thomas Heatherwick, Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Christopher Bailey, Idris Khan, Chantal Joffe, Sir David Adjaye, Erdem, Monster Chetwynd, Oscar Murillo and Lina Lapelyte. The School of Arts & Humanities benefits from an active and engaged faculty, which includes artists such as Jaspar Joseph-Lester, Mel Jordan, Jordan Baseman, Olivier Richon, Jeremy Millar, Rut Blees Luxembourg, Sarah Staton, Denise de Cordova, Alexandria Smith, Jo Stockham, historians, curators and writers Victoria Walsh, Sarah Teasley and Michaela Crimmin, ceramicist Liz Aylieff, metalworker Michael Rowe, and jeweller Jonathan Boyd.

It also offers an active programme of events led by a special projects officer and community engagement officer.

Details of the College's management structure and official information relating to governance and management can be found here.