University of Portsmouth appoints new Vice-Chancellor

The University of Portsmouth has appointed Professor Graham Galbraith, currently deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Hertfordshire, as Vice-Chancellor.

He succeeds Professor John Craven who will retire after 16 years in post.

Professor Galbraith, currently deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Hertfordshire, will join the University in September 2013.

Graham Galbraith

Professor Graham Galbraith

Chairman of the Board of Governors, Stuart Iles, said: “We are delighted to appoint Professor Galbraith as Vice-Chancellor and look forward to welcoming him to the University and to the city.

“He brings with him a wealth of management experience and a strong entrepreneurial outlook which, combined with a substantial record of academic achievement and a thorough understanding of the international and national HE sectors, makes him an ideal person to lead the University forward.“

Professor Galbraith joined the University of Hertfordshire in September 2008 as Deputy Vice-Chancellor. He previously held the role of Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) at Glasgow Caledonian University which he joined in 1993. He gained a BSc(1st class) in Environmental Engineering, an MSc, Mechanical Engineering and a PhD from the University of Strathclyde.

“The University of Portsmouth is well placed to face the challenge of an increasingly competitive market. It is underpinned by sound financial performance and has a strong commitment to providing a first class student experience with excellent student outcomes,” said Professor Galbraith.

“I feel privileged to be offered the opportunity to lead the University through its next stage of development.”

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