Come and enjoy breakfast and networking with fellow Kiwis on the UK commercial property scene. Our guest speaker will be Professor Sir Malcom Grant, Chairman of the NHS.
Sir Malcolm's bio
Professor Sir Malcolm Grant was born and educated in Oamaru, New Zealand. He studied law at Otago. His early career was as a law professor, first at Southampton University then at UCL. In 1992 he was elected to be the Cambridge Professor of Land Economy, and he remains a Life Fellow and Honorary Fellow of Clare College. He was elected Pro-Vice Chancellor of Cambridge in 2002. Cambridge awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2017. His academic work has been mainly in planning, property and local government. For 24 years he was the editor of the Encyclopedia of Planning Law and Practice and he is an honorary fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Royal College of Physicians, and a Bencher of Middle Temple.
In 2003 he took up appointment as President and Provost of UCL (University College London), now consistently ranked amongst the top 20 universities in the world, which he led for 10 years through to 2013. He was appointed CBE in 2003 for services to planning law and local government and was knighted in 2013 for services to higher education.
In 2011 he was appointed as the founding non-executive Chairman of NHS England, the independent body established by Parliament and charged with holding the NHS budget (currently around £110bn) and investing it strategically so as to secure significant long-term improvements in healthcare and health outcomes for the population of England. The NHS provides universal healthcare, free at the point of clinical need, to the entire population. He is currently senior adviser to Arizona State University; the Chancellor (a largely honorary position) of the University of York; a member of the International Council on Global Competitiveness of Russian Universities (the 5-100 project of the Russian Federation); chairman of the French government panel for the establishment of graduate schools in French universities; a director of Genomics England Ltd; chair of the PLuS Alliance Global Advisory Board; a trustee of Somerset House; a Governor of Ditchley and President of the Council for the Assistance of At-risk Academics (CARA).
Previous public service includes a term as chairman of the Russell Group, of the Local Government Commission for England, of the Agriculture and Environment Biotechnology Commission (review of government policy and public attitudes to GM crops) and as a member of the University Grants Committee of Hong Kong and the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
Sir Malcolm is married with 3 children and 3 grandchildren.