Vice-chancellor of the University of the Arts London (UAL) Sir Nigel Carrington will step down in December 2020.
Sir Nigel is the university’s longest serving vice-chancellor. He joined UAL in 2008, soon after it gained university status. Before that, he was managing director of McLaren Group and managing partner at international law firm Baker McKenzie.
Last June he received a knighthood in the Queen’s birthday honours for services to higher education and the creative industries.
Sir Nigel is also a board member of Universities UK, founding chairman of Advance HE and a founding director of the Creative Industries Federation. He plans to continue in public service on a non-executive basis in the future, including in higher education.
“I would like to thank Nigel for his defining contribution during 13 years here,” said David Isaac CBE, chair of UAL’s court of governors. “He has transformed UAL’s standing nationally and internationally and is a powerful advocate for creative education.”
Sir Nigel Carrington said: “I feel privileged to be vice-chancellor of this great university at the heart of the global creative economy. UAL has an exciting future with its wonderful students and staff, a robust strategy and financial stability.”
UAL will now begin the process of recruiting a new vice-chancellor.