The Wellcome Trust
Mike Dexter, (above) director of the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research in Manchester, will succeed Bridget Ogilvie as director on her retirement next year.
Susan Bassnett, professor at the centre for British and comparative cultural studies and a member of the university's equal opportunities group, has been elected pro vice chancellor.
University of Central England Ian Oakes, professor and head of the school of engineering systems and information technology, has been appointed associate dean of the faculty of engineering and computer technology.
Accreditation Syndicate for Education and Training
Anthony Helliwell, former senior education officer at BTec and further education college principal, has been appointed chief auditor of ASET.
Chartered Institute of Marketing
David Sagar, former head of the Robert Gordon University business school, has been appointed director of education.
Swedish Foundation of Strategic Research
Steve Molyneux, professor and head of the University of Wolverhampton's interactive technologies research centre, has been invited by the Swedish government to act as scientific evaluator for the foundation.