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Mar­garet Sheil has been named the next vice-chan­cel­lor of Queens­land Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy. A lead­ing chemist, Pro­fes­sor Sheil is cur­rently provost, chief aca­demic of­fi­cer and deputy to the vice-chan­cel­lor at the Uni­ver­sity of Mel­bourne. She was pre­vi­ously chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of the Aus­tralian Re­search Coun­cil from 2007 to 2012, which saw her over­see the cre­ation of the Ex­cel­lence in Re­search for Aus­tralia (ERA) eval­u­a­tion, the coun­try’s ver­sion of the UK’s re­search ex­cel­lence frame­work. QUT’s chan­cel­lor Tim Fair­fax said Pro­fes­sor Sheil was “an en­tre­pre­neur­ial and in­spi­ra­tional leader who will con­tinue to take our in­sti­tu­tion into the fu­ture with clar­ity and con­fi­dence”.

Jen­nie Younger is the new ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor for fundrais­ing and sup­porter de­vel­op­ment at King’s Col­lege Lon­don. Ar­riv­ing from phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal gi­ant As­traZeneca, where she was head of global cor­po­rate af­fairs, Ms Younger will lead the King’s fundrais­ing, alumni en­gage­ment, com­mu­ni­ca­tions and oper­a­tions teams for the uni­ver­sity and its aca­demic health science cen­tre, King’s Health Part­ners. Ed Byrne, pres­i­dent and prin­ci­pal of King’s, said: “Jen­nie’s global cor­po­rate in­sight, stake­holder re­la­tion­ship skills and proven strate­gic fo­cus are qual­i­ties that will add con­sid­er­able value to ful­fill­ing our am­bi­tions for the fu­ture and our vi­tal fundrais­ing and sup­porter de­vel­op­ment ac­tiv­ity.”

Tim Min­shall has been ap­pointed Dr John C. Tay­lor pro­fes­sor of in­no­va­tion at the Uni­ver­sity of Cam­bridge, where he is cur­rently reader in tech­nol­ogy and in­no­va­tion man­age­ment.

Jean-Pierre Bour­guignon, pres­i­dent of the Euro­pean Re­search Coun­cil for al­most four years, has been reap­pointed to the role for an­other two years un­til the end of 2019.

Lois Finch is to be­come as­sis­tant prin­ci­pal at the Royal Con­ser­va­toire of Scot­land in Jan­uary, join­ing from Royal North­ern Col­lege of Mu­sic where she is head of un­der­grad­u­ate pro­grammes.

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