Month: May 2023

Director of Strategic Programmes & Change

Karen Foster took up the role of Director of Strategic Programmes & Change on Tuesday 2 May.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, in this role Karen will provide essential leadership to programmes and projects to deliver improvements to systems and processes. Leading the Strategic Programmes & Change Team (formerly known as the Change and Operational Improvement team) and working closely with the Chair of the Operations and Infrastructure Committee and other Professional Services Leaders, she will develop and oversee the delivery of the portfolio of improvement projects that are required to ensure that our Professional Services delivers a world-class support service.

Interim Head of the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI)

Professor Clare Lloyd FMedSci, has accepted the appointment of Interim Head of the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI) with effect from 1 June 2023, for an initial period of six months, or until a new Head is identified and appointed. 

Professor Lloyd joined Imperial in 1999 as a Welcome Senior Research Fellow, and was promoted to Professor of Respiratory Immunology in 2006. She was the NHLI’s first Institute Lead for Women from 2008-2014. Professor Lloyd is currently Vice-Dean (Institutional Affairs) for the Faculty of Medicine. 


Interim Dean of the Imperial College Business School 

Professor Franklin Allen will take up the role of Interim Dean of the Imperial College Business School, from 1 September 2023, following the departure of Professor Francisco Veloso who will be leaving Imperial at the end of August to take up the position of Dean at INSEAD Business School. Professor Allen will be working closely with Professor Veloso over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition into the role.  

Reporting to the Provost, as the Interim Dean Professor Allen will be a member of the University Management Board. He will be responsible for leading the Business School, including promoting their profile internationally and fostering excellence in research and education.