Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.
It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship,
and education by publishing worldwide.
Our governance structure is written into the University Of Oxford Statutes. The policy of Oxford University Press is overseen by a group of Delegates appointed from the academic staff of the University.
The Delegates meet fortnightly during academic term-time under the chairmanship of the Vice-Chancellor. They are actively involved in the publishing programme; all proposals are referred to them for approval and individual Delegates maintain a dialogue with editors in their specialist subject areas.
Delegates are appointed from American universities to advise on the publishing programme for OUP USA.
The Delegates appoint a Finance Committee consisting of some of their own number, the Chief Executive of the Press and other senior colleagues, and outside advisers. The Finance Committee acts in much the same way as the board of directors of a company.
The Chief Executive of the Press is responsible for running Oxford University Press, and is also known by the traditional title of Secretary to the Delegates.