At the end of December, the University of Wolverhampton’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geoff Layer, is to retire after 10 successful years at the helm. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Geoff for his contribution whilst chairing the Science Park board, to the development of the Science Park and wish Geoff all the very best for his retirement. 

We also extend a warm welcome to Ian Campbell, who recently joined the University of Wolverhampton as interim Vice-Chancellor, to lead the organisation. Ian will be visiting the Science Park during the first week of January 2022. 

Chair of the University’s Board of Governors, Jim Oatridge OBE, said: “I am delighted that we have appointed Ian Campbell as interim Vice-Chancellor to take forward the strategic direction of the institution and ensure a continuation of executive leadership. I would also like to offer my thanks to Geoff Layer for his leadership of the University during his 10 years as Vice-Chancellor. During his time with the University Geoff has contributed much both to the University itself but also to the social and economic development across the Black Country and West Midlands region.”