May 28, 2004

Ian Wood , chairman and chief executive officer of John Wood Group, former chairman of Scottish Enterprise and of the British Trade International Oil and Export Board and winner of numerous business awards, has been appointed chancellor of Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

Frances Norton , head of public service strategy at Leeds University library, has been appointed head of the library at the Wellcome Trust.

Ian Givens , director of the Nutritional Sciences Research Unit, has been appointed to a chair in animal science in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development and to the post of director of the Centre for Dairy Research at Reading University.

Simon Ible , former director of the Bath City Orchestra and conductor of the Two Moors Festival Chorus, Wells Festival Orchestra and currently director of the Tavistock Sings Music Festival, has been appointed director of music at Plymouth University.

Westminster University has appointed the following visiting professors: Jenni Murray , presenter of Radio 4's Women's Hour ; Laurie Taylor , sociologist, Radio 4 presenter and Times Higher columnist; and Winston Fletcher , chairman of the Advertising Standards Board of Finance.

It has also appointed the following governors: Paul Hopper , former managing director of the London Tourist Board and Convention Bureau; Peter Kyle , general director of the International Shakespeare Globe Centre; Maggie Lee , associate programme director at the Centre for Management Development at London Business School; and Richard Lane , a solicitor with Farrer and Company.

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