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Sir Ian Diamond

Chair, Edinburgh College Board of Management  

Professor Sir Ian Diamond became Chair of the Edinburgh College Board of Management in March 2018.

Until July 2018, Ian was Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen, an appointment he had held since April 2010. Ian was previously Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council and Chair of the Research Councils UK Executive Group. Before joining the ESRC, he was Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Southampton, where he had been for most of his career.

Sir Ian is Chair of Plan International UK and a board member of UK Research and Innovation. He chaired the Welsh Assembly Government of the Higher Education Review for Wales in 2016 and was elected to the UK Academy of Social Sciences in 1999. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh and holds honorary degrees from the universities of Cardiff and Glasgow.