THE University of Portsmouth has appointed Professor Graham Galbraith as Vice-Chancellor.
He succeeds Professor John Craven who will retire after 16 years in post.
Professor Galbraith, currently deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Hertfordshire, will join the university in September.
Professor Galbraith joined the University of Hertfordshire in September 2008 as Deputy Vice-Chancellor.
He previously held the role of Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) at Glasgow Caledonian University which he joined in 1993.
He said: ‘The University of Portsmouth is well-placed to face the challenge of an increasingly competitive market. It is underpinned by sound financial performance and has a strong commitment to providing a first class student experience with excellent student outcomes.
‘I feel privileged to be offered the opportunity to lead the university through its next stage of development.’
Stuart Iles, chairman of the board of governors, said: ‘We are delighted to appoint Professor Galbraith as Vice-Chancellor and look forward to welcoming him to the university and to the city.