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Mark Cas­sidy has been ap­pointed dean of the Mel­bourne School of En­gi­neer­ing. Pro­fes­sor Cas­sidy, cur­rently a pro­fes­sor of civil en­gi­neer­ing and di­rec­tor of the Cen­tre for Off­shore Foun­da­tion Sys­tems at the Univer­sity of West­ern Aus­tralia, will take up the post in July. Carolyn Evans, act­ing vice-chan­cel­lor of the Univer­sity of Mel­bourne, said that Pro­fes­sor Cas­sidy would bring knowl­edge and ex­per­tise to the fac­ulty as it pre­pares to move to a new cam­pus. “We are con­fi­dent that he will bring the vi­sion, drive and com­mit­ment to ex­cel­lence to lead dur­ing this ex­cit­ing time,” she said.

Jenny Bax­ter, a for­mer di­vi­sional chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer and ma­jor pro­gramme di­rec­tor for the BBC, has been ap­pointed chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer at the Univer­sity of East Anglia. Ms Bax­ter will over­see pro­fes­sional ser­vices at the in­sti­tu­tion and will be tasked with help­ing to de­liver its 2030 Plan. David Richard­son, UEA’s vice-chan­cel­lor, said that Ms Bax­ter’s “im­pres­sive track record of man­ag­ing ma­jor change pro­grammes and ex­pe­ri­ence of dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion is a real strength as we look to build on UEA’s re­cent suc­cesses”.

Bill An­der­son has been named group chief ex­ec­u­tive of the £413 mil­lion Cam­bridge As­sess­ment, the ex­am­i­na­tions arm of the Univer­sity of Cam­bridge. Mr An­der­son

– who will start at Cam­bridge As­sess­ment on 5 March – joins from the ed­u­ca­tion com­pany Pear­son. His last role was se­nior vice-pres­i­dent (prod­uct), where he led the prod­uct and prod­uct tech­nol­ogy teams.

Scott Ford has been named as­so­ciate vice-pres­i­dent of new busi­ness de­vel­op­ment at the Univer­sity of Notre Dame. He has held a num­ber of se­nior roles in the public and pri­vate sec­tors in South Bend, In­di­ana.

James Baker has been named chief ex­ec­u­tive of Graphene@Manch­ester, which leads busi­ness-fac­ing de­vel­op­ment of graphene and 2D ma­te­ri­als at the Univer­sity of Manch­ester. He was pre­vi­ously graphene busi­ness di­rec­tor at the univer­sity’s Na­tional Graphene In­sti­tute.

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