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Lord Mandelson Appointed Manchester Met Chancellor

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Today Manchester Metropolitan University’s Board of Governors unanimously agreed to appoint Lord Mandelson to the role of Chancellor, succeeding Dame Dianne Thompson DBE.

The role of Chancellor is to act as the most senior ambassador and ceremonial head of the University promoting its mission, vision and values and supporting our efforts to deliver world-class education, research, and knowledge exchange, often working in partnership with business and other organisations.

Mandelson is a working peer in the House of Lords, President of the Policy Network think tank, chairman of Global Counsel, a consultancy and advisory business he co-founded in 2010 and a senior adviser to Lazard. He became President of the Great Britain China Centre in 2015.

Lord Mandelson commented: “As a former northern MP, I am strongly committed to the vision of Manchester Metropolitan University and to the changes that Manchester Metropolitan and the City are undergoing. The City has the vision, the professional organisation and teamwork to play a key role in radically reshaping Britain’s economy and political system. That was an important project for me in my time in government and so I am delighted to accept this offer to contribute further as the Chancellor of Manchester Metropolitan University. It will be a great honour to be associated with such a successful, world-class university.”

Professor Malcolm Press, Vice-Chancellor, said: “We are delighted that Lord Mandelson has enthusiastically embraced this opportunity to be part of Manchester Metropolitan’s future. We are already in the global top 3% of universities and we play a vital role in transforming the lives of our students. We seek to build on our successes, strengthening our research, growing our links with business, and developing strong international partnerships. Peter will be enormously influential in all these regards. Regional devolution and the Northern Powerhouse agenda provide us with tremendous opportunities. We are committed not only to the success of our University, but to Manchester as a whole, working with our world-class partners here in the City and beyond to achieve this.”

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