Queen Margaret University seeks new Chair of Court

The Court, Queen Margaret University’s governing body, is seeking to appoint a new Chair to take up post in March 2020.

The Chair – who will succeed Dr Frances Dow CBE – will play a crucial role in the development of the University’s vision and strategic direction and will work closely with the incoming Principal, Sir Paul Grice.

The Court is responsible for carrying out the objectives of the University, ensuring the financial sustainability of the University, and approving the strategic plan.

The Chair of the Court is responsible for the leadership and effectiveness of the Court, and for ensuring that the University is well connected with its stakeholders, including its staff and students. The Chair leads the Court in observing the highest standards of corporate governance, including those set out in the Scottish Code for Higher Education Governance. 

To fulfil this important role, QMU is seeking an individual with a distinguished record of successful leadership at a senior and strategic level within a large and complex public, private or third sector organisation. Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, coupled with a strong commitment to, and affinity for, higher education.

Further information about the role of Chair and of Court members and the application process is available on our website at https://www.qmu.ac.uk/about-the-university/university-court/chair-of-court/. The closing date for application is Friday, 27 September 2019.

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