UK: Professor David Maguire has been appointed as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Greenwich, with effect from 1 October 2011. He is currently Pro Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Development) at Birmingham City University. He has a successful track record of senior leadership in the private sector and higher education in the US and the UK.
In his new role, David Maguire will lead the university with 2,000 staff, three campuses and a large network of local and international partnerships. Greenwich has 28,000 students and is the top-rated university in London for student satisfaction.
At Birmingham City University, David Maguire is responsible for research and enterprise, and has led major strategic reviews of research, employer engagement and ICT. Previously he was Chief Scientist and Director of Products & International at Esri.
David holds a doctorate from the University of Bristol and is an acknowledged expert in computer mapping and GIS. He has published seven books and over 100 scientific and technical publications.
About his new role, he said, ” University of Greenwich represents everything that is good about UK higher education: it is built on strong foundations, with a long-standing history; it has excellent staff and a diverse student body; and it has a forward-thinking board and leadership team, with bold ambitions for the future. I share their confidence and look forward to working with colleagues to continue to enhance the standing of the institution by concentrating on quality and excellence in teaching and learning, in research and enterprise and in engagement with local communities.”
Sir Stuart Etherington, Chairman of the University Court said “We were looking for an enthusiastic, visionary and visible leader, with an entrepreneurial approach and we have found an outstanding candidate in David. He brings us a unique combination of high level experience in both education and business. He is incisive and analytical and I know that he will help us to achieve our goal of becoming the most successful modern university in London.”
Source: University of Greenwich