Key appointments

Saxton Bampfylde and its partners around the world through Panorama advise many leading universities and higher education organisations. We are delighted to share with you a selection of some of the roles that we have been privileged to work on recently.

PROF. SUE RIGBY
BATH SPA UNIVERSITY – VICE-CHANCELLOR

Professor Sue Rigby commenced her role as Vice-Chancellor of Bath Spa University on 22 January 2018. Previously she was Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Student Development at the University of Lincoln. Sue is a palaeontologist by background. After being an academic at Cambridge, Leicester and Edinburgh she moved into senior management, first as Assistant Principal and then Vice-Principal at the University of Edinburgh. She is an HEA Principal Fellow. She is Chair of the HEFCE Learning Gain project and a member of the Scottish Funding Council QA review group.

PROF. GILL VALENTINE
SHEFFIELD UNIVERSITY – PROVOST & DVC

Professor Gill Valentine has been appointed Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of University of Sheffield. She was previously Head of the Faculty of Social Sciences since September 2012 having previously worked at the University from 1994 to 2004 as a lecturer, senior lecturer and professor in the Department of Geography. From 2004, she served as Head of the School of Geography at the University of Leeds where she also Director of the Leeds Social Science Institute. In addition, Professor Valentine has held academic posts at the Universities of Manchester and Reading.

JANE SHAW
HARRIS MANCHESTER COLLEGE, OXFORD – PRINCIPAL

Harris Manchester College has elected Jane Shaw to be the new Principal from October 2018. A distinguished historian of Christianity and respected leader, Professor Shaw has been at Stanford since 2014. Prior to going to Stanford, she was the Dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and before then, taught history and theology at the University of Oxford from 1994 to 2010, first as a Fellow of Regent’s Park College and subsequently as Dean of Divinity and Fellow of New College. During that time, she also served as Canon Theologian of Salisbury Cathedral and was an honorary canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford.

SYLVAIN CHARBONNEAU
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA – VICE PRESIDENT, RESEARCH

Sylvain Charbonneau has been appointed as Vice-President, Research, at the University of Ottawa. Sylvain joined the Institute for Microstructural Sciences at the National Research Council (NRC) in 1988. At the NRC, he led a number of research and development initiatives, including the Canadian Photonics Fabrication Centre and the Printable Electronics flagship program. In late 2000, he co-founded Optenia Inc., an NRC spinoff in the communications technology sector. He has published over 180 papers and has 17 patents and licences in the fields of photonics, nanotechnology and ICT.

PROF. RUFUS BLACK
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA – VICE-CHANCELLOR & PRESIDENT

Professor Rufus Black has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor and President at the University of Tasmania. Professor Black was previously Master of the University of Melbourne’s Ormond College and Deputy Chancellor of Victoria University. He is a Principal Fellow in the Department of Management and Marketing in the Faculty of Business and Economics and Principal Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne.
He is co-founder of the Wade Institute for Entrepreneurship and a Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research. He holds degrees in law and politics from University of Melbourne, and degrees in moral theology from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

LOUISE DUNN
RMIT UNIVERSITY – DEPUTY PRO-VICE-CHANCELLOR, INTERNATIONAL, COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

RMIT University has announced the appointment of Louise Dunn as Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor, International, College of Business. Louise was previously Director, Capability Development at Asialink Business. Prior to this she held senior position at UoM Commerical and IDP Education. She commenced her career at KMPG Consulting.

Louise holds a Bachelor of Arts, Chinese (Honours) from University of Melbourne and Graduate Certificate in Business, International Trade from RMIT University.

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