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Introducing the Pro Vice-Chancellors

06 September 2012

Introducing the Pro Vice Chancellors

Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Riordan has appointed six new Pro Vice-Chancellors who form part of the University’s new senior management team. Here, Professor Riordan introduces the new team.

"From the 1st September 2012, six new Pro Vice-Chancellors (PVCs) joined the University’s senior management team. The posts were created by me and replace the previous PVC portfolios.

"The new appointments are familiar faces, each having achieved distinction in their respective fields. They will work with me to refresh the University’s strategy and deliver in our priority areas - research excellence, student experience, internationalisation and engagement.

"Each PVC will join the University Executive Board that will meet weekly in order to assist me in the performance of my duties as Vice-Chancellor.

"As the role and portfolio of the existing Deputy Vice-Chancellor are largely unaffected by the development of the University Executive Board, Professor Elizabeth Treasure will continue in this post.

"The six new Pro Vice-Chancellors are:

Professor George Boyne, Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Professor Karen Holford, Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Physical Sciences

Professor Dylan Jones, Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences

Professor Chris McGuigan, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research, Innovation and Enterprise

Professor Patricia Price, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Student Experience and Academic Standards

Professor Hywel Thomas, Pro Vice-Chancellor, International and Engagement

"For the first term Professor Terry Threadgold will also be a member of University Executive Board, retaining her current title and duties, until her retirement at the end of this calendar year.

"These appointments build on the positive work of the Cardiff Futures project, which looked at ways in which the University could improve its decision making and governance structures, whilst at the same time ensuring transparency and accountability.

"I look forward to working with each of them and the other members of the University Executive Board."