LJMU has appointed Mark Power as the university’s fifth Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive.

The Chair of the Board of Governors, Mike Parker, led an extensive process to determine the future leadership of the university.

Following a formal Board consultation and interview yesterday, Mark Power was appointed with immediate effect.

Mike Parker said: “Mark is an exceptional individual with a remarkable track record as an agile and determined leader, focused on the best outcomes for our students and staff.

“He will be a fantastic Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive for Liverpool John Moores University.

“His story is compelling and inspirational, we couldn’t have a better person to lead us into the next stage of our development.”

Mark Power has had several roles within Liverpool John Moores, most recently, Registrar and Chief Operating Officer, managing how the university dealt with covid-19.


Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Mark Power. Image by LJMU.

“I know that together we can realise our collective ambitions to make students the heart of everything we do at LJMU.”

Mark commented: “I am incredibly proud of LJMU and honoured to be leading such a fantastic and impactful institution.
“I have spent my entire professional career at LJMU and I have seen for myself, with profound and moving effect, the difference we can make to everyone who has a connection with us.

“I know that together we can realise our collective ambitions to make students the heart of everything we do at LJMU.

“Our staff, academic and professional services are second to none; we have an engaged and active academic community who immerse themselves with their disciplinary expertise and translate their outstanding research and scholarship into a remarkable curriculum with real life experience for our students.

“Make no mistake, this is not a moment to pause.

“We have a tremendous opportunity to shape our future with a new strategic approach embracing a courageous, innovative and inclusive way of doing things.

“I am determined to drive the university forward and am very excited about where we can take LJMU for our students, for our staff and for our extended community.”

The new Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive also sent an email to LJMU staff, thanking them for their support and commitment.



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