Vice-Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield since 2007, winner of both the Times Higher University of the Year (2013/4) and Entrepreneurial University of the Year (2012/13). Holder of six degrees including two doctorates and two first class honours. Recipient of the inaugural Guardian Inspiring University Leader Award 2013. Board member of the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership. Trustee of the Peter Jones Foundation. Board member of iDEA, an initiative Chaired by HRH The Duke of York. Vice-President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology with 150,000 members worldwide. Appointed CBE and Companion of the Chartered Management Institute (2014).
Year Appointed: 2012