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Vice-Chancellor's Office

 

There are five Pro-Vice-Chancellors whose role, as well as supporting the Vice-Chancellor in providing academic leadership to the University, is to work in partnership with senior administrators to help drive strategy and policy development.

Full contact details for the office

Professor Graham Virgo QC

Position

  • Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education

Email address: 
Graham.Virgo@admin.cam.ac.uk

Profile

Professor Graham Virgo is Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, and Professor of English Private Law in the Faculty of Law.

Professor Virgo is a Fellow of Downing College, where he was previously Senior Tutor and Director of Studies in Law. He was previously Deputy Chair of the Faculty of Law. He is a barrister and Academic Bencher of Lincoln's Inn. His main research interests are in the fields of the Law of Restitution, Equity and Trusts and the substantive Criminal Law.

Professor David Cardwell FREng

Position

  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Strategy and Planning
Email address: 
David.Cardwell@admin.cam.ac.uk

Profile

Professor David Cardwell FREng is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Strategy and Planning.  He is Professor of Superconducting Engineering and was previously Head of the Department of Engineering.  He founded the Cambridge Bulk Superconductivity Research Group on the processing and applications of bulk high temperature superconductors, which can be used to generate very high magnetic fields, including the world record field on 17.6 T in a bulk superconductor set in 2014. 

Professor Cardwell was elected to a Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2012 in recognition of his contribution to the development of superconducting materials for engineering applications.  He was awarded a ScD by the University of Cambridge in 2014 and an honorary DSc by the University of Warwick in 2015.  Professor Cardwell has been a Fellow of Fitzwilliam College since 1993, where he was Admissions Tutor for Sciences between 2000 and 2013, and has served 19 years as a Tutor to undergraduates.

Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith FRS FMedSci

Position

  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and International Partnerships
Email address: 
Anne.FergusonSmith@admin.cam.ac.uk
Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith

Profile

Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and International Partnerships at the University of Cambridge. She is the Arthur Balfour Professor of Genetics (since 2015). Formerly, she was the University’s Head of the Department of Genetics until December 2020. She became the President of the Genetics Society in 2021, and is a member of the UKRI BBSRC Council.

Professor Ferguson-Smith is a mammalian developmental geneticist and epigeneticist. An expert on genomic imprinting, her team studies the epigenetic control of genome function with particular emphasis on epigenetic inheritance. Her group is made up of both experimental and computational scientists and current research focuses on three themes: (i) stem cells and the epigenetic programme, (ii) functional genomics and epigenomics, and (iii) the interaction between the environment and development, health and disease within and across generations.

She was elected to EMBO in 2006, to the UK Academy of Medical Sciences and the Society of Biology in 2012, and became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2017. In 2014 she was as awarded the Women in Science Heirloom Award for contributions to life sciences, In 2019 she was awarded the Feldberg Prize and in 2021 the Buchanan Medal and the Society for Reproduction and Fertility, Anne McLaren Distinguished Scientist Award. Professor Ferguson-Smith became Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research in 2021 and was appointed to the Research and International Partnerships role in 2022. She is a Fellow of Darwin College, University of Cambridge.

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Professor Kamal Munir

Position

  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor for University Community and Engagement
Email address: 
Kamal.Munir@admin.cam.ac.uk
Professor Kamal Munir

Profile

Professor Kamal Munir is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for University Community and Engagement, and Professor of Strategy and Policy. Professor Munir has published numerous articles in leading organisational and management journals. His work has been quoted and cited in several forums, including the BBC, CNN, ABC, World Economic ForumFinancial Times, the Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Wired magazine, and BusinessWeek among many others. Professor Munir has won several teaching awards and consulted for several public and private sector organisations. He is a Fellow of Homerton College, Cambridge and Academic Director of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy.

Professor Andy Neely OBE

Position

  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise and Business Relations
Email address: 
Andy.Neely@admin.cam.ac.uk

Profile

Professor Andy Neely is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise and Business Relations at the University of Cambridge and former Head of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM). He is a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College and Director of the Centre for Digital Built Britain and Founding Director of the Cambridge Service Alliance. He is widely recognised for his work on the servitization of manufacturing, as well as his work on performance measurement and management.

Previously, Professor Neely has held appointments at Cranfield University, London Business School, Cambridge (where he was a Fellow of Churchill College), Nottingham University, where he completed his PhD, and British Aerospace. He was Deputy Director of AIM Research – the UK’s management research initiative – from 2003 until 2012 and was elected a Fellow of the Sunningdale Institute in 2005, a Fellow of the British Academy of Management in 2007, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2008, a Fellow of the European Operations Management Association in 2009 and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2018. He received an OBE for services to Research and to University/Industry Collaboration in 2020.