Professor Nic Beech Vice-Chancellor, University of Salford

Nic Beech is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Salford. Nic was previously a Vice-Principal of the University of St Andrews, Provost of Dundee University and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Middlesex. He is Chair of the UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment, a Commissioner on the International Higher Education Commission and Treasurer and on the Board of the both UUK and the Academy of Social Sciences. Nic’s academic background is in business and management and his research focused on identity, diversity, change leadership and learning. He is the 2023 recipient of the British Academy of Management lifetime achievement award.