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Professor Colin Bailey

colin baileyColin has been the Deputy President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at The University of Manchester since January 2015. He is also Chair and Trustee of The Northern Consortium Board, Co-Chair and Trustee of 'Find a Better Way', Chair of the Governing Board of the Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry, Chair Panel 1 of the Membership Committee at The Royal Academy of Engineering and a Member of the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry Advisory Board. He joined the University in 2002, where his roles have included Vice-President and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences (2009-2015) and Head of School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (2007-2009).

Before joining the university Colin was a Principal Engineer at The Building Research Establishment, following an earlier career in engineering and draughtsmanship. Throughout his career, he has also undertaken various non-executive and external leadership roles. His regional involvement includes contributing to the City's strategy and vision for the Northern Powerhouse and he was on the Steering Group for the NW Business Leadership Team to identify the region's leading science and innovation assets, facilities and broader lifestyle proposition, to encourage inward investment.