President

Professor Sir Malcolm Grant, CBE

Sir Malcolm is Chairman of NHS England. He is a barrister and academic lawyer, born and educated in New Zealand. He was the Professor of Land Economy and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge before being appointed as President and Provost of University College London (2003-2013). He has served as Chair of the Local Government Commission for England, of the Agriculture and Environmental Biotechnology Commission and the Russell Group. He is currently a board member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England and of the University Grants Committee of Hong Kong; and he serves as a UK Business Ambassador. He was awarded the CBE in 2003 for services to planning law and local government, and was created a Knight Bachelor in the 2013 Birthday Honours. He was appointed Officier dans l'Ordre de Mérite by the French Government in 2004.

On joining CARA as President in November 2012 Malcolm commented that "CARA has performed a vital function for 80 years in helping academics across the globe to escape from persecution and rebuild their lives.  In my early years as an academic in the UK I was a colleague and friend of one of them, Albie Sachs, who embodies all the values for which CARA was established. In recent years CARA has also adapted to new challenges, with programmes designed to support educational institutions in countries where their continuing work has been at risk. I look forward to working with CARA to take all this forward."

Related information:

Press Release - UCL provost become CARA President 30/11/2012