Director of Bioservices

Professor Marina Botto, Professor of Rheumatology in the Department of Medicine, has accepted appointment as the Director of Bioservices from 20 July 2015.

In her role of Director of Bioservices, Professor Botto will report to the Provost and will have overall responsibility for animal care and for the College’s animal research strategy, as well as continued implementation of the College’s Action Plan for Animal Research. This includes delivery of the highest standards of animal welfare in research and continued commitment to the replacement, reduction and refinement of the use of animals in research (the 3Rs). Professor Botto will chair the Central Biological Services Management and Strategy Committee and be a member of the Governance Board for Animal Research.

Professor Botto will hold the role of Director of Bioservices alongside her role as Director of the Centre for Complement and Inflammation Research in the Department of Medicine. Professor Botto joined the Royal Postgraduate Medical School (now Imperial College London) in 1995 as a Lecturer. She was promoted to Professor in 2003.

 

John Neilson

College Secretary & Registrar

Acting Vice-Provost (Research)

Professor Neil Alford, Vice Dean for Research, Faculty of Engineering, has accepted appointment as Acting Vice-Provost (Research) from 1 September 2015, until a permanent successor to Professor Donal Bradley has taken up appointment.

In this role Professor Alford will be responsible for developing and providing leadership to the delivery of the College’s research strategy, and for enhancing the quality, impact, management and delivery of research in the College.

Professor Alford joined the College in 2007, and since then he has occupied a number of leadership positions. Professor Alford was, until July 2015, Head of the Department of Materials, and he remains Vice Dean for Research in the Faculty of Engineering. His research focuses on Functional Materials, and in 2013 he was awarded the MBE for services to Engineering.

John Neilson

College Secretary & Registrar

Operational Excellence Programme Director

Mr Marc Gray joined the College as Operational Excellence Programme Director on 29 June 2015.

Reporting to the Provost, Marc will direct and oversee the development and implementation of a growing number of Operational Excellence (OE) projects and programmes. Current projects already in progress include the Student Information Management Programme (SIMP), eRecruitment, Library Services Projects, the Space Programme, and the Building Maintenance Project.

Marc joins the College from BAE Systems, where he spent 15 years in a variety of roles leading complex change and improvement programmes across engineering, operations and support services businesses, both within the UK and internationally.

John Neilson
College Secretary & Registrar