The Nominating Committee for the Vice-Chancellorship (VC Nominating Committee) reports to Council with a recommendation that a named individual be appointed as the next Vice-Chancellor. Council then submits to Congregation the name of the individual proposed for appointment.
The current Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson, took up post on 1 January 2016. Her term comes to an end in autumn 2023. As has been the case in previous years, the process of appointing her successor has now begun, two years before the end of her term, to ensure the next post-holder is in a position to take up the role in late 2023.
The membership of the Nominating Committee is listed below. It includes members representing different elements of the University, including Conference of Colleges, the Academic Divisions and Congregation, as well as members appointed by Council. The Nominating Committee has started meeting now with the intention of recommending a name to Council in Trinity Term 2022 (who will then submit to Congregation the name of the individual proposed for appointment) a full year ahead of the end of Professor Richardson’s term, as required by Regulations.
As part of the recruitment process, the Committee is interested from hearing from any member of the University community with views about the role of Vice-Chancellor, or about the qualities required of potential candidates for the role. The Committee is therefore seeking views on the following question:
“What are your thoughts on the nature of the role of the Vice-Chancellor, and on the background and qualities required of potential candidates for the role, given the likely challenges of the coming decade?”
If you would like to submit your views for consideration by the Committee you can do so by emailing the Chancellor, as Chair of the Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. All emails will be received in confidence, and members of the Committee will receive only anonymised feedback.