Chris Brady is dean of Bournemouth University's Business School. The former semi-professional footballer has also worked as a line-worker in a Chrysler auto plant in Detroit and spent 16 years in the Royal Navy. Before joining Bournemouth, he was head of business development at the Cass Business School.
Professor Brady said he joined the university because of its commitment to invest in the Business School.
"In future, I envisage the school being a real player as a 'niche' business school, moving ahead in executive education and becoming more closely involved in researching and providing learning and professional opportunities in the business of leisure including sport and gambling," he said.
Nick Petford , formerly of Kingston University, becomes pro vice-chancellor (research and enterprise).
Rosemary Pope , formerly of Surrey University, becomes pro vice-chancellor (academic).
John Vinney , formerly of the University of the West of England, becomes dean of the School of Design, Engineering and Computing.
Gail Thomas , formerly of Thames Valley University, becomes dean of the Institute of Health and Community Studies.
David Osselton , formerly of the Forensic Science Service, becomes head of forensics.
Paul Luker , pro vice-chancellor (academic), has retired.
Richard Wynne , dean of the School of Design, Engineering and Computing, has retired.
Rob Allan , head of finance, now works for the Diocese of Salisbury.