Appointment of Jisc chair

Professor David Maguire, vice-chancellor at the University of Greenwich, has been appointed into the role of Jisc chair.

David is currently a Jisc trustee and in the past year has served as a member of the board of Jisc trustees, working alongside other senior leaders in promoting information and communications technology to enhance learning, teaching and research within the UK.

He follows in the immensely successful footsteps of Professor Sir Tim O’Shea and more recently Professor Martin Hall and brings with him a wealth of experience in both the US and UK, spanning the education and IT sectors.  In his new role, David will play a key part in shaping the organisation’s future strategic planning and will oversee its charitable objectives.

David is an accomplished leader in the private sector as well as in higher education. An acknowledged expert in the computer mapping and geographic information systems, he has previously served as chief scientist and director of products at Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.), a global software company with headquarters in California.

In addition to being vice-chancellor at the University of Greenwich, he is a member of several other prestigious boards, including London Higher, Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex – NHS governing body, the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and the Universities UK Treasurer’s Committee.

The handover period between Martin Hall and David Maguire will take place during May.