Governance & Leadership


Tim Rahilly, PhD
President and Vice-Chancellor

In May 2019, Tim Rahilly, PhD, became Mount Royal University's tenth president and first vice-chancellor, serving a five-year term. An established leader in higher education and student affairs, Rahilly (pronounced RAW-lee) was previously Vice-Provost, Students and International at Simon Fraser University, a position he has held since 2010. Prior to this, he held academic and administrative roles in the university sector starting in 1998.

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Chad London, PhD
Provost and Vice-President, Academic

Dr. Chad London was appointed as Mount Royal University’s Provost and Vice-President, Academic on Jan. 3, 2023. Before this appointment, Chad served as the Dean of the College of Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan since 2016, where he was also the Vice-Chair of the Huskie Athletics Board of Trustees.

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Mustansar Nadeem
Vice-President, Finance and Administration

Mustansar Nadeem leads the Finance and Administration Division, which includes finance, human resources, technology and facilities. He joined Mount Royal on Aug. 1, 2022 and brings valuable experience gained in holding progressively senior roles in post-secondary institutions across Canada.

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Vice-President, University Advancement




Phil Warsaba
Vice-President, Students

Phil Warsaba’s portfolio includes 15 functional departments across Enrolment Management, International Education and Student Affairs. His extensive professional experience includes teaching and research roles, as well as administrative and senior management positions.

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Amy Nixon

Amy Nixon
General Counsel and University Secretary

Amy Nixon leads the Office of General Counsel and University Secretariat team which includes governance, legal, risk, privacy, and information management functions. She previously served at MRU as General Counsel and as Chief of Staff to the President.

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