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Appointment of new President and Principal

Tuesday 21 March 2017

We’re delighted to announce that Council – QMUL’s governing body – has approved the appointment of Professor Colin Bailey as our new President and Principal, after Professor Simon Gaskell stands down from his current role this summer.

Colin is currently Deputy President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, and Professor of Engineering, at the University of Manchester.

Chairman of Council, Sir Nicolas Monatgu, comments: “I am absolutely delighted with the appointment – Colin is the ideal person to take Queen Mary on a continuing upward trajectory and build on Simon’s outstanding achievements.

“There was a very strong shortlist, and he was the unanimous choice of the interviewing panel, who also took account of comments from a discussion group which included representatives of the Students’ Union, staff from all three Faculties and Professional Services, and the trade unions.”

You can read more about Colin’s leadership achievements and academic background on our media pages.

Colin will take up his post, for five years in the first instance, on 1 September this year, the day after Simon retires.

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