Professor Malcolm Grant CBE
President and Provost, University College London, UK
Professor Malcolm Grant is a barrister, environmental lawyer, academic and public servant. He has been President and Provost at UCL since 2003, and was previously Pro-Vice Chancellor of Cambridge.
Professor Grant is a Bencher of Middle Temple, a member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC) and the Hong Kong University Grants Committee. He is also a Governor of the London Business School and the Ditchley Foundation.
He has served as Chairman of the Russell Group of the UK’s research-intensive universities, of the Local Government Commission for England, of the UK Agriculture and Biotechnology Commission and of the Standards Committee of the Greater London Authority.
He has researched and published widely in areas including: planning and environmental law; regulation of biotechnology; local government structures, finance and political management; central–local government relations; human rights, property and participation; and environmental dispute resolution.
Professor Grant was appointed a British Business Ambassador by Prime Minister Gordon Brown in 2008, and reappointed by Prime Minister David Cameron in 2010.
He was awarded the CBE in 2003 for services to planning law and local government, and was appointed Officier dans l’Ordre de Mérite by the French Government in 2004.