• Daya Reddy (interim, 2023–)
  1. Mamokgethi Phakeng (2018–2023)
  2. Max Price (2008–2018)
  3. Njabulo S Ndebele (2000–2008)
  4. Mamphela Ramphele (1997–2000)
  5. Stuart Saunders (1981–1996)
  6. Sir Richard Luyt (1968–1980)
  7. JP Duminy (1958–1967)
  • RW James (in an acting capacity, 1956–1957)
  1. TB Davie (1948–1955)
  2. AW Falconer (1938–1947)
  3. Sir John Carruthers Beattie (1918–1938)