Professor George Boyne became Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen on 1 August 2018.
Professor Boyne led the creation of the University’s Aberdeen 2040 strategy which was launched in February 2020 to mark the 525th anniversary of the foundation of Kings College in Old Aberdeen. Aberdeen 2040, which builds directly on the university’s foundational purpose to be open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others, won the Higher Education Strategic Planners Association award for University strategy of the year in 2021.
Professor Boyne is Chair of the University Senate, a member of the University Court and a member of the Board of the University’s Development Trust. His external roles include Chair of the Scottish Committee of the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA), member of the Board of UCEA UK, member of the Board of Opportunity North East, and member of the Aberdeen City Deal Joint Committee.
Professor Boyne has published extensively on the performance of public sector organisations and has been a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences since 2010.
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