Opening Section 3, this chapter is the first of two that specifically explore administration and management roles and qualities that accompany an academic career. Arguably, it is only in recent years that administration and management have been acknowledged as a legitimate and sizeable part of the academic’s role. Within institutions themselves, part of this has been a recognition of the internal administrative responsibilities that academic staff can shoulder as a result of the (ever increasing) evaluation and documentation associated with teaching and research (see chapters 1 and 4). At the same time, leaders of institutions and those tasked with implementing objectives, goals and initiatives want to ensure that these tasks are being carried out by competent and reliable colleagues, who get the job done. This has led to varying structures and methods for dispersing administrative and management responsibilities around the organisation.