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University of Bradford appoints new Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Published: 2014/03/12
University of Bradford appoints new Deputy Vice-Chancellor

The University of Bradford has today announced the appointment of Bill McCarthy as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Operations). (Picture: Bill McCarthy)

Bill McCarthy will take up the role on July 1 and joins the University from NHS England where he is currently the National Director of Policy.

Bill is an experienced senior leader in local government and Whitehall, having previously held the post of Chief Executive of the Council in the City of York, and for NHS Yorkshire and Humber, as well as being Director General at the Department of Health.

After gaining a BSc in Economics with Politics from London University (Queen Mary College) and an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics, he began his career as an economist at the Department for Health and Social Security. There he explored pharmaceutical pricing and ways to assess service performance.

Bill went on to senior posts at the Department for Health, including heading the Finance and Performance Division, before becoming a Board Director at Leeds Teaching Hospitals in November 2000. He then joined the board of West Yorkshire Health Authority where he was responsible for strategic planning.

Commenting on his appointment, University of Bradford Vice-Chancellor, Professor Brian Cantor, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to attract someone of Bill’s calibre to this important role within the University. He brings with him a strong track record of strategic leadership of both regional and national government bodies and agencies. I look forward to working with him as we build Bradford’s position as a leading technology university.”

Bill McCarthy said: “I am excited to be joining Bradford, having previously worked successfully with universities in a personal and professional capacity: as a commissioner of research; as a collaborator in education and innovation; and as a lay member of Council at the University of York. I look forward to utilising my expertise and experience at an important time of change for the University.”

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