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University’s Leadership Team Reshuffle To Boost International Reputation

Published on: 25 May, 2016
Updated on: 26 May, 2016

The University of Surrey’s new president and vice-chancellor, Professor Max Lu, has reshuffled his senior management team “to boost international reputation and partnerships”.

Professor Max Lu, the new vice chancellor of the University of Surrey.

Professor Max Lu, the new president and vice-chancellor of the University of Surrey.

He has created two new roles “to grow the university’s reputation in the UK and overseas”.

Professor Vince Emery, current pro vice-shancellor, international relations, takes on the role of senior vice-president, global strategy and engagement.

A statement from the university said that his role will focus on non-UK student recruitment, research collaborations and business and academic partnerships.

Greg Melly, the current vice-president, enterprise and growth, has been appointed to senior vice-president, advancements and partnerships.

The university said: “He will create and lead ambitious plans to grow the university’s portfolio of strategic partners to ensure sustainable growth. He will take the lead on a number of strategic projects and will oversee engagement with alumni, philanthropists and supporters.”

The university added that the changes will add to its global reputation for teaching, research and collaborations, and diversify and increase its resources to ensure Surrey’s future growth.

Professor Max Lu said: “These leadership changes will drive forward our aim to become a world-class university within a decade, renowned for outstanding teaching, research and innovation of global scale and significance.

“It will provide the direction and leadership required to forge new partnerships and research collaborations with academic institutions and businesses both in the UK and overseas. Such partnerships will be pivotal as the university extends its global footprint over the coming years.

University of Surrey - Stag sculpture.

University of Surrey – Stag sculpture.

The university’s executive team now comprises:

President and vice-chancellor, Professor Max Lu.

Provost and executive vice-president, Professor Michael Kearney.

Three executive deans: Professor David Allen (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences); Professor Lisa Roberts (Faculty of Health and Medical Science); Professor Jonathan Seville (Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences).

Vice-provost, research and innovation, Atti Emecz (interim).

Vice-provost, Education: recruitment under way.

Vice-provost, Academic Administration, Dr David Ashton.

Senior vice-president, Global Strategy and Engagement, Professor Vince Emery.

Senior vice-president, Advancement and Partnerships, Greg Melly.

Vice-president, Human Resources: Paul Stephenson.

Vice-president, Marketing and Communications, Mike Hounsell.

Chief Operating Officer, David Sharkey.

Chief Finance Officer (no name supplied).

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