Professor Mark E. Smith

Mark E Smith

Mark has been Vice-Chancellor of Lancaster University since January 2012, having previously been Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Warwick University. He has also worked in Germany and Australia. He is the current Chair of UCEA, the Financial Sustainability Strategy Group for Higher Education and the Graduate Prospects and HECSU boards. He is also a member of the HESA Board, the UniversitiesUK Research Policy, Funding Policy and Long Term Strategy Network groups, is a Trustee of the AQA Council and a board member of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales. He has recently been appointed senior independent member of the Council of the EPSRC and is a Council member of the All-Party Parliamentary University Group. Mark chaired the national review of A-level content 2013-14 and in December 2014 he became a Trustee and Board Member of Jisc. Regionally in the North West of England, Mark is a member of the LEP Board for Lancashire and also serves on the North West Regional Leaders Board. Mark joined the UCEA Board in February 2016 and was appointed Chair in October 2016.


Mark will chair a number of sessions over the two day conference.
This page was last updated on 20 March 2019