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Left to right: Dr David Grant (Vice-Chancellor of Cardiff University), Prof. Jack E. Thompson (first director of WCM from 1969 to 1990), Prof. David Jiles (director of WCM, from 2005 till present) and Prof. Anthony J. Moses (director of WCM from 1990 to 2005)

David Grant CBE, FREng, FIEE is the Vice-Chancellor of Cardiff University in Wales. Since his appointment in 2001, Dr Grant has overseen the merger between Cardiff University and the University of Wales College of Medicine, which was completed late 2004, and the awarding of University Status to Cardiff. He is also a council member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and a Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge. In his capacity as Vice-Chancellor, he was the Welsh Supernumerary Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford for the academic year 2005/6.

Prior to his appointment at Cardiff University, Dr Grant was Director of Technology at Marconi plc (1991 - 2001) and was awarded the Mensforth International Gold Medal by the Institute of Electrical Engineers in 1996. He gained his PhD from Durham University in 1974.


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