The Chairman is retired from the Malaysian Navy, which he had served for 39 years in various senior positions. He holds a masters degree in Engineering Business Management from the University of Warwick, UK. He was also conferred with an honorary doctorate in management from University Terengganu Malaysia.
Baroness Young is an author, actor and peer. She became an independent Crossbench member of the House of Lords in 2004 where she works on legislation to eliminate modern slavery, and is the founding co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion and Sport, Modern Slavery and Human Rights.
She succeeds Sir Andrew Witty, former chief executive officer of GlaxoSmithKline, who served as Chancellor of the University of Nottingham from 2013 to 2017.
The chief academic and administrative officer is the seventh Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Nottingham. The Vice-Chancellor chairs the University's highest academic body, the Senate, and is a member of all University committees. Given the size and complexity of the University, the Vice-Chancellor is supported by Pro-Vice-Chancellors. They manage heads of schools and have responsibility for specific academic areas as well as policy matters.
The Chairman is a law graduate from The University of Nottingham and currently serves as the Chairman of the University of Nottingham in Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. He was conferred Doctor of Laws honoris causa at the Malaysia campus' inaugural graduation ceremony in 2002.
He retired as the Chairman of the University of Nottingham in Malaysia Sdn Bhd on 31 July 2018.
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