Dr Graham Virgo appointed as Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Professor Graham Virgo, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, has been designated Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor with effect from 1 July.

The Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor takes responsibility for leading and coordinating the work of the Pro-Vice-Chancellors. Graham will take over the role from Professor Duncan Maskell, who is leaving Cambridge to become Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne.

Professor Virgo, who is Professor of English Private Law in the Faculty of Law, has been Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education since 2015 and will continue in that role while he is Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor. As Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, he is leading an important and visionary programme of work to enhance the University’s educational provision, including a major review of exams and assessment and the strategic development of digital teaching and learning at Cambridge.

The Master of Downing College, Professor Geoffey Grimmett, said, "We congratulate Professor Graham Virgo on his appointment as Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University. Graham has contributed an enormous amount to Downing over many years in his role as Fellow in Law, and also as Senior Tutor. We wish him all the very best in this new and demanding position of responsibility."

Published 21 June 2018.