Bath appoints new Vice-Chancellor

Professor Ian H White FREng has been appointed as the next Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bath

Professor White is currently van Eck Professor of Engineering and a Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Cambridge, and Master of Jesus College.

He is actively involved in academic research as Head of the Centre of Photonic Systems in the Engineering Department at Cambridge University. Other leadership positions he has held at Cambridge include Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional Affairs and Head of the School of Technology.

“It is a real privilege to be joining the University of Bath at such a key moment in its history, having recently celebrated its 50th anniversary,” said Prof White.

It is a real privilege to be joining the University of Bath at such a key moment in its history, having recently celebrated its 50th anniversary

“It is a university community I care deeply about, having worked here at an early and very significant stage in my academic career.”

Professor Ian White will join the University of Bath as its seventh Vice-Chancellor on 8 April 2019.

The University’s previous Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell DBE, announced her retirement in November last year.

Prior to her announcement, Prof Breakwell was facing accusations of excessive pay. She was the UK’s highest paid vice-chancellor with a salary of £468,000, and had become the focus of criticisms of rising pay among university leaders.