The University of Leeds has appointed Mr David Gray as Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the Council – the University’s governing body – in succession to Mrs Linda Pollard.Mr Gray is a lawyer, who is currently Chairman of Eversheds International. His previous roles with Eversheds include six years as Managing Partner and Chief Executive. Prior to that, he spent three years in Leeds as Managing Partner of Eversheds North.
He will take up office early in the 2013-14 academic year.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Gray said: I am honoured and delighted to have been appointed as the Universitys Pro-Chancellor. Leeds is a great university, of vital importance to the regional economy and also with genuine international reach and influence. Leeds has a clear vision to be in the top 50 universities worldwide and I look forward to helping it achieve this vision during my appointment."