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Under the leadership of Chief Information Officer Nick Leake, the IT Directorate provides core IT infrastructure and application services in support of education, research and administration at King's.  

Everything IT does is designed to enable the university to achieve its objectives and realise King's Strategic Vision 2029. We support the delivery of:

  • Excellent student experience
  • Excellence in research
  • Efficient administration

Specialist and collaborative

Our IT specialists work collaboratively with colleagues across King's to deliver and support a range of applications and services. This portfolio covers: 

  • Education services - supporting the education experience, for both the student and those who teach)
  • Research services - conducting and supporting research
  • Collaboration and Infrastructure services - enabling and supporting the ability to work efficiently anywhere, any time and with anyone
  • Professional Services - helping ensure those who teach, learn and conduct research at King's receive the professional support they require
  • Partnership services - enabling the university to collaborate with a range of third parties, including King's Health Partners


  • Computing, data storage, network and wireless infrastructure
  • Enterprise applications and business systems
  • King's website and portal services
  • Research and learning systems
  • Access to specialist software, such as think-cell.
  • Audio visual and video-conferencing services
  • Campus-based desktop support services
  • Telephone services
  • Student computing facilities and services 

For a summary of IT's role and strategy, the purpose of each team and our structures, please see our IT overview

IT ExecutiveTeam

  • Chief Information Officer: Nick Leake
  • Director, Office of the CIO: John Butterworth
  • Director, IT Innovation: Trevor Baxter
  • Director, Digital Solutions: Jonathan Ward
  • Director, IT Services & Managing Director of King's Business Limited: Gareth Wright


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