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President and Vice-Chancellor to retire

14 Jan 2010

Professor Alan Gilbert is to retire as President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester at the end of the current academic year after more than six years in post.

Professor Alan Gilbert
Professor Alan Gilbert

Professor Gilbert moved to Manchester from the University of Melbourne in February 2004 to serve as President and Vice-Chancellor-designate during the final stages of the merger between UMIST and the Victoria University of Manchester and became the first President and Vice-Chancellor of the newly-established University of Manchester at its inauguration in October 2004.

An international search for a replacement will begin immediately.

Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, Deputy President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, will serve as Acting President and Vice-Chancellor following Professor Gilbert’s departure.