City University London is proud to announce its new Chancellor
City is delighted to announce its new Chancellor, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Michael Bear. The appointment was confirmed on Friday 12 November 2010, the day before the annual Lord Mayor's Show.
The Show - an annual high point in Londoners' diaries - provided the first opportunity for City's students and staff to celebrate the appointment of their new Chancellor. City's float was an old Routemaster bus containing students, members of staff and the Music department's Middle East Ensemble.
Alderman Bear will hold the position of Chancellor during his tenure as Lord Mayor of the City of London.
The new Chancellor brings to his role at City a wealth of knowledge and international experience in engineering and construction. Having studied Civil Engineering at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, he went on to gain an MBA at Cranfield University. Alderman Bear is also an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
As well as delivering a range of projects in the US, Europe, the Far East and Africa, he has taken part in charity initiatives in Africa and Bangladesh. His work in London includes the successful regeneration of London's iconic Spitalfields.
"Our new Chancellor, Alderman Bear, is a perfect fit for City. He is an exceptionally well-regarded engineer who has contributed much to the development of London. The coming year is set to be an exciting one for the University and I look forward to working closely with him."
Professor Curran, Vice-Chancellor, City University London
"City University London's commitment to academic excellence and business and the professions feeds directly into the challenges facing the City of London. I am delighted to take up the role of Chancellor as part of the Mayoralty and look forward to developing the fruitful partnership between the University and the City of London."
Alderman Michael Bear, Chancellor, City University London