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New Chair for ECU

Professor Stuart Croft, Vice-chancellor and President of University of Warwick, to succeed Professor Janet Beer, Vice-chancellor of Liverpool University, as chair of the board of trustees of ECU.

Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) is delighted to announce that Professor Stuart Croft, Vice-chancellor and President of University of Warwick, will succeed Professor Janet Beer, Vice-chancellor of Liverpool University, as chair of the board of trustees of ECU, the further and higher education equality body for the UK.

Professor Croft, who is also one of the current GuildHE/Universities UK nominee on the board, will be formally appointed as chair on Thursday 6 July 2017, when Professor Beer steps down.

David Ruebain, chief executive of ECU, said:

‘I would like to thank Professor Beer for her fantastic support and leadership in chairing ECU over the last six years through significant changes both for ECU and the wider higher education landscape.’

‘I am delighted to welcome Professor Stuart Croft to the role of chair of the board of trustees. Professor Croft brings strong leadership and commitment to equality and diversity which will enhance our mission.’

Professor Stuart Croft, Vice-chancellor and President of University of Warwick and current GuildHE/Universities UK nominee, said:

‘It is a great privilege to take up this role to champion our commitment to equality and diversity. There is a great deal of work still to do, and I look forward to working with the ECU and colleagues across the sector to continue to advance such important work.’

Prof Janet Beer, Vice-chancellor of University of Liverpool, said:

‘I have been proud and honoured to chair the board of Equality Challenge Unit. The work that ECU does in the higher education sector is acknowledged nationally and internationally to embody good practice but also innovation in the advancement of equality and diversity. I wish Stuart, all board members and ECU colleagues well in the next phase of their important work.’

More information on ECU’s board.

Published date: June 5, 2017