Dr Geoffrey Copland CBE
Vice-Chair of the Board and Member of the Company
Vice Chancellor and Rector of the University of Westminster from January 1996 until July 2007 Dr Geoffrey Copland studied Physics at Oxford University and has a doctorate in Solid State Physics.
He spent two years as a post-doctoral researcher at Yale University in the USA, followed by eleven years researching and lecturing in physics at Queen Mary College and Queen Elizabeth College. He has held a number of positions in higher education organisations, including Vice-President of Universities UK, Chair of Universities and Colleges Employers Association, Trustee of Council for Industry and Higher Education, and Vice-Chairman of London Higher.
He was awarded the CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2007.