Changes to the senior leadership team

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:09:00 BST

Professor James Thompson, formerly Associate Vice-President for Social Responsibility, has been apppointed as Vice-President for Social Responsibility. He will lead on social responsibility, Goal 3 of the M2020 Strategy and have oversight of our cultural institutions.

In addition Professor Colette Fagan, formerly Deputy Dean and Vice-Dean for Research in Humanities, has been appointed Vice-President for Research.She will lead our research strategy for delivering Goal 1 (world-leading research) of the M2020 Strategy and is replacing Professor Luke Georghiou, who is now Deputy President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Nancy Rothwell said: “The appointments of Colette and James along with Luke’s promotion mean that we have an extremely strong senior leadership team. Between them they have tremendous experience and they have proved themselves to be talented and committed colleagues. I look forward to working with them as we continue towards our vision of making Manchester one of the world-leading universities by the year 2020.”