Chris Brink

Professor Chris Brink served as Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University from 2007 till 2016. Prior to this he was Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University in South Africa, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Wollongong in Australia, and Head of Mathematics at the University of Cape Town. A distinguished academic, with wide experience of issues of equality and diversity, and a member of numerous boards, including the Russell Group and the National Equality Challenge Unit, Professor Brink is known as a champion of the idea of a civic university.