There is nothing new in Malcolm Grant heading a health quango alongside his "day job" at UCL. In the mid-1990s, I lectured at the former University of Luton. Its vice-chancellor, Tony Wood, achieved notoriety by working an eight-day week - five days at Luton and three as chair of a local NHS trust. However, unlike Grant, Wood reportedly pocketed both pay cheques. At least in this sense, the former is to be commended for his actions.
Andy Asquith, Director, Public Management Group, Massey University, New Zealand