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Professor Sir David Eastwood

David Eastwood

AHRC Council member

David Eastwood

David Eastwood

Professor Sir David Eastwood became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham in April 2009. Former posts include Chief Executive at the Higher Education Funding Council for England, Vice-Chancellor at the University of East Anglia, and Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Board.  

He is Chair of Universitas 21 and Universities Superannuation Scheme, a Director of Universities UK, Non-Executive Director of INTO University Partnerships, and Director of Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership.  He also serves as an International Member of the Hong Kong University Grants Committee.  

In 2014 he was awarded a Knighthood for services to education.

Term ends: March 2021