Pro-Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University

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Pro-Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University
Sir Malcolm Thornton, FRSA

since 2007
Style Pro-Chancellor
Appointer Board of Governors
Inaugural holder John Moores, Jr.
Formation 1992

The Pro-Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University is an academic officer at the university, acting on behalf of the Chancellor in their abscenece, or when the office is vacant. As Pro-Chancellor, the holder is also appointed as "Chairman of the Board of Governors" which includes chairing governor meetings and representing the board. The office in its own right is also representative of the university at certain events and engagements. All activities concerning the everday functioning of the university are conducted by the Vice-Chancellor

The first Pro-Chancellor was John Moores, Jr., CBE, eldest son of Sir John Moores, CBE whom the university is named after. He was appointed in 1992 following the creation of the new generation university. Professor Maureen Williams became the second Pro-Chancellor in 1994 after serving as the universities Deputy-Chair of Governors,[1] later being succeeded by Commodore Rod Walker who served four years in office.

As of 2007, Sir. Malcolm Thornton currently serves as the Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Governors.[2]

List of Pro-Chancellors[edit]

No. Image Pro-Chancellor Took Office Left Office
1 John Moores, Jr., CBE, DL 1992 1994
2 Professor Maureen Williams
3 Commodore Roderick Walker
4 Sir Malcolm Thornton 2007 Incumbent


  1. ^ "Maureen Williams". Retrieved 2012-09-05. 
  2. ^ Philip Bunker (2007-03-30). "New Pro-Chancellor for LJMU". Retrieved 2012-09-05. 

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