Reappointment of the Provost 

Professor Ian Walmsley FRS has been reappointed as the Provost of Imperial for a second term of three years, starting 1 September 2023. Professor Walmsley also holds the Chair in Experimental Physics in the Department of Physics.

Reporting to the President, the Provost is the College’s chief academic officer, upholding Imperial’s high academic standards and its core academic mission. As the Provost, Professor Walmsley will continue to hold overall responsibility for the quality of the College’s educational provision and research, with a deep commitment to enhancing our students’ experience and the working environment for staff, championing equality, diversity and inclusion.

Alongside the President, the Provost shares responsibility for maintaining and promoting excellence throughout the College, with support from the Vice-Provosts, Associate Provosts and the Deans.

A world-renowned expert in ultrafast and quantum optics with a deep experience of academic and scientific leadership, Professor Walmsley joined the College in September 2018 from the University of Oxford where he was Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) and Hooke Professor of Experimental Physics.