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Board of Governors

Professor John Annette

Professor John Annette

Board Member

John has a great deal of experience in academic leadership at a range of UK universities.  He was President and Vice Chancellor of Richmond the American International University of London from 2011 until 2018.  He went to Richmond from Birkbeck College, University of London where he was Pro Vice Master; prior to which he taught political science at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

John has been part of the debate about and subsequent creation of the Office for Students and the new HE framework.  He was a member of the 1994 Group of Universities ‘Strategy and Resources’ Senior Management Group and a member of the Academic Board of the University of London’s ‘International Academy’.  John was also an advisor to the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s ‘Beacons for Public Engagement in Higher Education’ and for projects for the Higher Education Academy UK (now part of Advance HE) and on the steering group of the Higher Education Academy’s ‘GPA Pilot Project’, chaired by Sir Robert Burgess. 

John is published in the areas of civic engagement and higher education and is currently completing a book for Routledge.  He has had a range of external activities working for NGO’s and the Government.