I am very pleased to announce that Dr Joanna Newman – Vice-Principal (International) at King’s College London, UK – has been appointed as the ACU's next Secretary General, following a very rigorous and competitive recruitment process. She will take up the post on Monday 3 April 2017.

Joanna is a highly respected figure in the higher education world, with the skills, experience and knowledge required to lead the ACU through its next phase of development.

Before joining King’s, Joanna worked as Director of the UK Higher Education International Unit (now known as Universities UK International), where she represented all UK higher education institutions in policy issues both nationally and internationally. Prior to this, she was Head of Higher Education at the British Library. You can read more about Joanna on the ACU website.

I hope you will join me in warmly welcoming her to the ACU.

With best wishes,

John Wood
ACU Secretary General