May 24, 2022

UK: Martyn Harrow Appointed New Head of JISC

From a JISC Announcement:

Martyn Harrow, Director of Information Services at Cardiff University, has been appointed as Head of JISC for a fixed term of 9-18 months from 1 February 2012.

Martyn will succeed Dr Malcolm Read who retires as Head of JISC in January 2012 after 18 years in post.

Martyn will see the organisation through its transition into a ‘new look’ JISC, following the recommendations of the Wilson Review (February 2011).


Tim O’Shea, Principal of the University of Edinburgh and Chair of JISC, said: ‘JISC is embarking on an exciting period as it rises to the challenges of the Wilson report and renews its focus on supporting education and research across the UK. Martyn is ideally placed to lead JISC through this stage of its development, being able to draw on invaluable experience from across the education, public and private sectors.

Read the Complete Announcement and Learn More About Mr. Harrow





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