The broadcaster and former BBC Editorial Director Roger Mosey is to step down from his role as Chair of Bishop Grosseteste University‘s Council this summer.
Mr Mosey, who is also Master of Selwyn College, Cambridge, has come to the end of his three-year term and the university has begun the search for his successor. He will leave his post in July 2016.
When he was appointed as Chair in June 2013 he was renewing old associations with the city of Lincoln: his BBC career began in 1980 when he joined BBC Radio Lincolnshire as a reporter.
He went on to be Editor of the BBC’s flagship Radio 4 Today programme, Controller of BBC Radio 5 Live, Head of BBC Television News and the BBC’s Director of London 2012 responsible for the corporation’s coverage of the 2012 Games.
“I have hugely enjoyed my time at BGU, and it has been a privilege to work with the university during a key period of its development,” said Mr Mosey.
“We have successfully negotiated a number of major reviews, and the Vice Chancellor and his team have done a great job in laying the foundations for future success. I’m now going to focus more on my role in Cambridge, but I leave BGU with many fond memories.”
The Reverend Canon Professor Peter Neil, Vice Chancellor of BGU, commented: “The University Council has benefited hugely from the leadership provided by Roger. He brought a wealth of experience and insight to the role which proved invaluable during the last three years, which have involved considerable change in the institution and in the sector. He leaves us in a very positive position.”
Recently the university has passed a rigorous review of teaching and learning by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), received glowing reports from the British Psychological Society when it approved BGU’s psychology courses and received a positive report from Ofsted following an inspection of its teacher training provision.
The recruitment process to fill the vacant position of Chair of the Council has now begun and BGU expects to announce its new Chair in the summer.