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Professor Chris Fogwill will be joining Cranfield University as pro-vice-chancellor and head of school of water, energy and environment. He will take up his post on 1 October 2021.

Professor Fogwill is currently head of the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment, and professor of glaciology and palaeoclimatology at Keele University.

Professor Chris Fogwill, said:

“I’m delighted to be joining Cranfield whose reputation for research excellence and global impact is well recognised.

“I’m looking forward to working with colleagues to develop further our research and teaching for our partners, our students and the planet.”

Professor Sir Peter Gregson, chief executive and vice-chancellor of Cranfield University, said:

“I’m delighted that Chris will be joining Cranfield. Cranfield has a proud record of world-leading environmental research and teaching, creating technological solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

“In the year of COP26, when the eyes of the world are on global leaders to further their commitments to tackling climate change, Cranfield is playing its part helping businesses across the globe transition to a green economy. I look forward to Professor Fogwill leading the School and further developing the global impact of our teaching and research.”

Professor Fogwill will replace Professor Simon Pollard OBE FREng who will be taking up the position of pro-vice-chancellor (International and Recruitment) on a full-time basis.

Professor Sir Peter Gregson, added:

“Simon has been an outstanding Head of School, driving excellence in our research and teaching which has been recognised by two Queen’s Anniversary Prizes.

“As well as his leadership of the School, Simon has also been responsible for further developing Cranfield’s global reach with international partnerships with other universities and organisations.

“Cranfield is a global University and I’m delighted that Simon will be able to devote all his energies into furthering our international partnerships.”