Professor Colin Bailey has been appointed Deputy President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor by an Appointments panel chaired by Mr Anil Ruia, Chairman of the Board of Governors.
Professor Bailey will succeed Professor Rod Coombs, whose retirement was announced earlier this month.
An international search will commence immediately to find a successor for Professor Bailey as Vice-President and Dean for the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Professor Bailey will take up his new appointment once his successor is in post.
Professor Bailey will support the President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, across the full range of the duties involved in the direction and leadership of the University and will have particular responsibility for external engagement and internationalisation.