Those who have recently left and those now leaving include
- Professor Mike Calford
- Professor McConkey
- Mary Sharp (IT chief)
- Professor Stephen Crump
- Professor John Carter
Professor Ted Wright is going back to teaching and Scott Holmes is going on a year's research leave.
Some other senior staff (not mentioned in the Newcastle Herald article) have "disappeared" e.g. Professor Sue Gould, Professor Tony Williams and Ian Pike (Director of HR).
The Newcastle Herald states that some staff are on extended sick leave.
The newspaper article states further that
"While headhunters scour the globe for leadership talent, some current top academics claim they no longer feel wanted at the institution."