The Pro-Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University is an academic officer at the university, acting on behalf of the Chancellor in their abscenece, or when the office is vacant. As Pro-Chancellor, the holder is also appointed as "Chairman of the Board of Governors" which includes chairing governor meetings and representing the board. The office in its own right is also representative of the university at certain events and engagements. All activities concerning the everday functioning of the university are conducted by the Vice-Chancellor
The first Pro-Chancellor was John Moores, Jr., CBE, eldest son of Sir John Moores, CBE whom the university is named after. He was appointed in 1992 following the creation of the new generation university. Professor Maureen Williams became the second Pro-Chancellor in 1994 after serving as the universities Deputy-Chair of Governors, later being succeeded by Commodore Rod Walker who served four years in office.