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NHS chair named new Chancellor of University of York

The University of York has appointed Professor Sir Malcolm Grant, the current chairman of NHS England and former Provost of University College London, as its next Chancellor.

Sir Malcolm will take over the role of Chancellor from Greg Dyke, former Director-General of the BBC, in August next year.

Professor Koen Lamberts, the University's Vice-Chancellor, said: “As a hugely influential figure in higher education and recognising his broader contribution to public life, Sir Malcolm will enrich the life of the University and represent us with distinction both in the UK and internationally.”

Sir Malcolm has previously served as Provost of UCL and Pro Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge, and has also chaired the Russell Group, the Local Government Commission for England, and the Agriculture and Environment Biotechnology Commission. He was formerly a member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the Economic and Social Research Council.