He moved to Loughborough as VC in 1994. He is Treasurer and Vice-President of the Royal Society, immediate past
President of the Institute of Physics
and a fellow of the Royal Academy of
Engineering. He is Chair of the UK e-Science
Steering Committee, and a Deputy Lieutenant of Leicestershire. He has
served as a member of the Engineering
and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Scottish Higher Education Funding
Council, and as an Expert to the European Commission in a number of
areas. His non-Executive Directorships have included the Scottish Life Assurance Company, and Taylor and Francis Group plc. He was awarded a CBE for services to parallel computing in 1996, and was knighted in 2004 for services to UK science, technology and engineering.
In 1995 he ran the London Marathon, raising £8000 for Sports Aid
Foundation and Loughborough Sports Scholarships. His time was just
under four hours - surely the slowest ever in a Loughborough vest.
For a recent article reflecting on Universities in the marketplace:
The Commercialisation of Higher Education, Derek Bok, Harvard
University Press 2003, click for hard copy or web format of Universities in the marketplace:
He is married to Elizabeth, and they have one daughter, Sara.