Chair of Council

Sir Philip Dilley has accepted appointment as the next Chair of the Council and of the Court of Imperial College London, in succession to Baroness Manningham-Buller. Sir Philip will become Chair on 18 May 2015, and is appointed for an initial four year term to 31 May 2019.

Sir Philip graduated from Imperial with a First in Civil Engineering in 1976, and spent his engineering career within Arup Group, rising to become its Executive Chairman from 2009 to 2014. He continues to advise the firm, and since September 2014 has been Chairman of The Environment Agency. He joined Imperial’s Council in 2011.

Last year Council appointed a Search Committee to find a successor to Baroness Manningham-Buller, led by the Council’s Deputy Chair Jeremy Newsum. The Council has endorsed the recommendation of the Search Committee that Sir Philip should be its next chair. The Wellcome Trust has announced today that Baroness Manningham-Buller will become its chair in autumn 2015.

John Neilson

College Secretary & Registrar

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