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New Vice-Chancellor appointed at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

New Vice-Chancellor appointed at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

Internationally renowned scholar and senior university sector leader Professor Nic Smith has been appointed to be the next Vice-Chancellor of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.

Meet the Leaders: In Conversation with John Brewer

Meet the Leaders: In Conversation with John Brewer

John Brewer is Chair of the National Football Museum (NFM), England’s premier football museum. We sat down with John to reflect on his role at the National Football Museum, his previous career experiences, and the positive impact sport can have on society.

New Director appointed at Deakin University's Institute for Frontier Materials

New Director appointed at Deakin University's Institute for Frontier Materials

Biomedical engineering researcher Professor Sally McArthur (pictured) has been named the new Director of Deakin University’s Institute for Frontier Materials. McArthur heads the materials science and engineering centre at Deakin’s Waurn Ponds campus with over 200 staff, and a focus on the themes of “Re-designing materials for a circular economy” and “Imparting materials with extraordinary functionality”. Its work runs across the energy, mining, environment, health, transport, textiles and manufacturing sectors.

Anita Bhalla OBE has been named as the next Chair of Birmingham City University’s Board of Governors.

Anita Bhalla OBE has been named as the next Chair of Birmingham City University’s Board of Governors.

Anita will take up her position as Deputy Chair on the Board from October this year, before taking over as Chair when current incumbent Mark Hopton’s term of office finishes in May 2023.

Governance Apprentice Programme - Meet the Network Lucy Robinson

Governance Apprentice Programme - Meet the Network Lucy Robinson

Lucy Robinson, Vocational Rehabilitation Coordinator at Back Up, is a Governor Apprentice at Keele University.

Richard Harrison new Managing Director Plant Sciences Group

Richard Harrison new Managing Director Plant Sciences Group

The Executive Board of Wageningen University & Research (WUR) has appointed Richard Harrison as the Managing Director of the Plant Sciences Group (PSG) as of 1 September 2022. He succeeds Ernst van den Ende who is now Managing Director of the Animal Sciences Group. Harrison is currently Director of NIAB Cambridge Crop Research.

Dr. Fredrick Echols Selected as the New CEO of Cure Violence Global™

Dr. Fredrick Echols Selected as the New CEO of Cure Violence Global™

The Board of Directors of Cure Violence Global™ is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Fredrick Echols as its new Chief Executive Officer. After an extensive search, Dr. Echols was selected to lead CVG as it scales its operations in the U.S. and globally. He will assume his role as CEO effective May 23, 2022.

Mental Health Awareness Week: Enabling connectedness in a post-pandemic workplace

Mental Health Awareness Week: Enabling connectedness in a post-pandemic workplace

As we mark Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme of ‘loneliness’, we look at what employers can do to better support employees’ mental health and create a working environment that encourages a sense of purpose and connectedness.

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