Welcome Plenary, Professor Bob Cryan, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive – University of Huddersfield
Presenter: Professor Bob Cryan.
Institution: University of Huddersfield
Professor Bob Cryan CBE was appointed to his first Professorial Chair at the age of 30 and at the time, he was the youngest Professor of Engineering in the UK. He then went on to become the youngest Vice-Chancellor in the UK when he took up his post at his hometown University, the University of Huddersfield, in January 2007. Bob holds two first class honours degrees (Engineering, Mathematics), an MBA and two doctorates (PhD, DSc) and he is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering Technology and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Bob is a Deputy Lieutenant for West Yorkshire and in 2013, he was awarded The Guardian Inspiring Leader Award. In 2014, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours and made a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute. In 2015, he received The Daily Telegraph Educate North Inspiring Leader Award and was included in the group of 50 World leading Engineers appointed as Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering.