UEA is very pleased to announce that Professor David Maguire has been appointed as the University’s new Vice-Chancellor.
Prof Maguire has a wealth of higher education leadership experience as well as prominent roles in the public and private sector - with specific expertise in strategic and financial planning, research, innovation and technology and international engagement.
Previously he was Vice-Chancellor at the University of Greenwich, and Interim Vice-Chancellor at the University of Dundee and the University of Sussex.
He is currently Interim Principal at The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology where he was appointed to lead the Institute and develop their stategy as an outstanding engineering higher education institution.
Prof Maguire will lead UEA through a significant period of transformation and change as it works to secure its future financial stability, and continue its success as a world-leading teaching and research University for future generations of students and staff.
He will join UEA on Monday 22 May 2023.
Prof Maguire said: “I am delighted to have this opportunity to lead UEA through this period of change. UEA is a special institution and has much to be proud of as it celebrates its 60th anniversary. I hope to bring my experience, drive and energy to this great University and build on its excellent reputation for teaching, research and student experience.
“UEA’s values and ethos resonate very much with my own. I’m genuinely excited to work closely across the UEA community, with the talented staff and students, and with local, national and global partners, as together we put in place the foundations for the University’s future success.”
You can read David’s full biography on this webpage.
Dr Sally Howes OBE, Chair of UEA Council, said: “We are fortunate and excited to have attracted such an experienced Vice-Chancellor and leader to join us at UEA.
“David has immense strategic and financial planning expertise across the academic, public and private sectors with a track record of delivering success. He will lead us through a time of significant transformation and change as we work to secure our future financial sustainability.
“I am confident he will support our university community to continue to deliver outstanding and impactful research and education and drive success as a world-leading dual intensive University for generations of staff and students to come.”
Current Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof Christine Bovis-Cnossen, will continue in post until David joins in May.