Royal Holloway appoints new Senior Vice-Principal

Royal Holloway has announced the appointment of Ken Badcock as its Senior Vice-Principal

Royal Holloway, University of London, confirmed the appointment of Professor Ken Badcock as Senior Vice-Principal, Academic Strategy, Partnerships and Resources. He will join the university in October, as part of the executive team, reporting to the Principal, Professor Paul Layzell.

Professor Badcock will be responsible for developing and disseminating the university’s academic strategy and will lead on the strategy for the growth. His work will build on the major investment made in both infrastructure and the overall student experience.

Discussing his appointment Professor Badcock commented: “I am honoured to be appointed and I am very much looking forward to meeting staff and students. Royal Holloway has strong departments across the range of academic disciplines, and the prospect of working with senior management, academic and professional service colleagues to further our education, research and impact on society is an exciting one.”

I am honoured to be appointed and I am very much looking forward to meeting staff and students

He joins Royal Holloway from the University of Liverpool where he has held the role of Executive Pro Vice-Chancellor, Science & Engineering, since 2013. He was Head of the School of Engineering for three years prior to that, having joined the University as Professor of Computational Aerodynamics in 2005. Previously, Professor Badcock was in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Glasgow.

Professor Layzell, the Principal, said: ‘Ken brings a breadth of experience and will strengthen the science background of the senior team. His expertise in international partnerships will also be invaluable as we formulate and deliver our strategic objectives.’