Robert Kerse has been appointed Chief Operating Officer and will be joining Imperial in February 2023.
Professor Peter Haynes has accepted appointment as Interim Vice-Provost (Education and Student Experience) with effect from 1 October 2022 for a period of up to one year, or until the permanent Vice-Provost (Education and Student Experience) is identified and takes up the post.
Reporting to the Provost and working closely and collaboratively with key colleagues, in this role Professor Haynes will be responsible for leading the delivery of the College’s strategic aims for the provision of a of high-quality education and delivering an exceptional student experience. He will be responsible for enhancing the quality, impact, coordination and delivery of education at the College.
Professor Mary Ryan has accepted appointment as Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise) with effect from 1 August 2022 for a term of office of five years. Professor Ryan is currently Interim Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise), a role she has held since 1 September 2021.
Reporting to the Provost and working closely and collaboratively with key colleagues, in this role Professor Ryan is responsible for providing strategic leadership and coordination of Imperial’s Research and Impact portfolio across the College and for enhancing the delivery of our research and its translation for the benefit of society.
Professor Martyn Boutelle has accepted appointment as Associate Provost (Estates Planning), a part-time (0.5 FTE) role, with effect from 1 April 2022 for a term of five years. Professor Boutelle succeeds Professor Neil Alford, who will continue in his role for another three months to facilitate a handover period.
Reporting to the Provost, Professor Boutelle will lead in defining, developing and overseeing implementation of an Estates Strategy for the College, across all campuses. He will be a member of the President’s and Provost’s Boards, chair the Estates Strategy Group (a sub-committee of President’s Board), and will be a member of the Property Committee (a committee of Council). Given the significant property portfolio at the White City Campus, in which he will play a central role, Professor Boutelle will also be a Board member of Thinkspace and Scale Space. Professor Boutelle will work especially closely with the Vice-Provost (Education and Student Experience), the Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise) and the Faculty Deans, as well as the Associate Provost (Academic Partnerships).
Professor Boutelle joined Imperial in 2004 as Reader in Biomedical Sensor Engineering in the Department of Bioengineering and was promoted to Professor of Biomedical Sensors Engineering in 2011. He is currently one of the Consuls for the Faculty of Engineering and the Business School, and his term as Consul ends this summer. Professor Boutelle has held many senior roles in the Department of Bioengineering, including Deputy Head of Department, Director of Courses, and Senior Tutor.
Professor Boutelle’s research focuses on using techniques which combine electrochemical biosensors in novel microfluidic devices with other real-time measurements of tissue state such as tissue oxygen, electrophysiological activity and local blood flow to give a multimodal data stream to support clinical decision making.