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The University of Leeds is one of the UK’s largest and foremost universities. Ranked amongst the world’s top 100 universities in the QS World rankings, the University has an annual turnover of £540 million, over 33,000 students and about 7,000 staff. The University has developed a distinctive ability to integrate world-class research, scholarship and education through which it is seeking to secure a place amongst the top 50 universities in the world.
The University seeks a successor to the current Chair of Council and Pro-Chancellor, Linda Pollard OBE, who is stepping down in August 2013 having successfully led Council for two terms of office.
The new Chair will be an outstanding individual, with evidence of success at the most senior levels in complex and very large multi-national organisations. Well networked nationally, and ideally within Yorkshire, but with a global perspective, s/he must be committed to the aims of higher education and resonate with the values of and vision of the University. S/he will act as an advocate for a University with a diverse range of national and international stakeholders, across both the public and private sectors. Sound judgement, the ability to lead, develop and shape the University Council to ensure effective governance, and an understanding of proper interaction between the Executive and Non-Executive are essential. Energetic and inspirational, the Chair will play a fundamental role helping the University to achieve its ambitious agenda in a challenging external environment.
To download the appointment details for this role please visit www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference 1039. The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon BST on Monday 21st May 2012.