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The Vice-Chancellor is the academic and executive head of the university. The primary goals of the VC's office are to lead the development of a shared vision for the University, and to support all sections in achieving the Strategic and Operational Plans agreed by the University Council. The V-C has special responsibilities for leading the advancement of the University, through the development of relationships with partners and supporters and the enhancement of its international esteem. The VC also has statutory reporting duties to the Higher Education Funding Council for England and to other bodies.
David Wallace - Vice-Chancellor of Loughborough University Professor Sir David Wallace CBE FRS DL

Following undergraduate and postgraduate study in theoretical physics at the University of Edinburgh, David Wallace continued research at Princeton University as a Harkness Fellow. In 1972 he was appointed as lecturer in the Physics Department at the University of Southampton. In 1979 he returned to the University of Edinburgh as Tait Professor of Mathematical Physics. He was also Director of Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre.

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: where's Loughborough?.

He is married to Elizabeth, and they have one daughter, Sara.

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