Executive Office

The Vice Chancellor and Registrar in the Executive Office (EO) are responsible for the overall leadership of the university’s academic affairs and administrative functions. This includes ensuring and improving the standards of degree programmes, monitoring our achievements against key indicators of performance and developing appropriate strategic plans with the support of the Chancellor and the Council.


Dr. Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson


Telephone: +971 4 279 14 12

Email: rachel.johnson@buid.ac.ae

Higher Education has been the subject of Rachel’s research work as well as the site of her academic and administrative professional career.  Her initial research in student involvement in decision making processes of universities led to a broader engagement with government higher education policy and its impact on university organisation and management. She has worked at several Russell Group universities in the UK, at the UAE University, and most recently as Director of Academic Affairs at Yale-NUS College in Singapore.  Her most recent research examines how national contexts for higher education policy, and institutional organisation and management are influenced by internationally contextualised concerns over competition, reputation, resource, and economic development. Topics have included quality assurance and accreditation, how little is known about academic migration, and the relative influence of home and host national settings on the organisation and management of university branch campuses.



Sally Khalil

Executive Administrator / PA to the Vice Chancellor

Telephone: +971 4 279 14 13

Email: sally.khalil@buid.ac.ae

Sally holds a Bachelor degree in Commerce and Business Administration from Beirut Arab University in the Major of Management. Being graduated in June 2015, She joined The British University in Dubai as a Trainee for a couple of months in the Administration department to be recruited afterwards as Student Relations Coordinator in 2016, and was promoted in Fall 2016 to be the Executive Administrator / PA to the Vice Chancellor.



Mary D' Cunha

Front Office Executive

Telephone: +971 4 279 14 10

Email: mary.dcunha@buid.ac.ae

Mary D’Cunha, Convent educated and an Arts Graduate from Mumbai, India. Mary has vast experience in administrative field in highly reputed multinational organisations in India and in the UAE. Mary has worked at BUiD since 2008. As a Front Office Executive she is hands on with various front office administrative tasks.



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