The University of Dundee has appointed Philip Andrews-Speed , a former executive with British Petroleum, executive director of its Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy.
The University of Manchester has appointed: Mark Clark , previously of the University of Salford, director of information systems; and Ludwig Neyses, previously of the Julius Maximilians University of Wurzburg, professor of cardiology.
John Cater , director of Edge Hill College of Higher Education, has taken over as chair of the Standing Conference of Principals .
Tim Hobbs , a librarian at the University of Leicester, is to serve as a member of the shadow executive board of the East Midlands Museums, Libraries and Archives Council .
David Jones , professor of medical statistics at the Univer-sity of Leicester, has been invited to join the public health evidence steering group of the Health Development Agency .
Sally Neocosmos , of Sheffield Hallam University, has been appointed chief executive of the Higher Education Staff Development Agency .
The University of Hertfordshire has appointed Michael Pittilo , previously dean of the faculty of health and social care sciences at Kingston University and St George's Hospital Medical School, pro vice-chancellor.
Kevin Roberts , of Saatchi and Saatchi, has been appointed chief executive in residence at the Judge Institute of Management, University of Cambridge , to give students access to a chief executive who works in industry.
Elaine Treharne , head of English at Leicester University, has been appointed vice-president elect of the International Society of Anglo Saxonists .
Kathy Williams , academic registrar at Leicester, has been appointed chair of the national Academic Registrar's Council .