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Professor Adam Tickell

Director - Appointed by UUK

Professor Adam Tickell joined the board in April 2024

With a career spanning more than 20 years – starting as a Research Assistant at the University of Manchester in 1989 – Professor Tickell has extensive executive experience of working in the UK’s Higher Education sector.

He has been Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Birmingham since January 2022 and was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sussex between 2016 and 2021.

He was a member of UCEA’s Board and Chair of the Employers Pensions Forum – an advisory body to the UUK Board on USS pensions, made up of Finance Directors, HR Directors, Registrars, Vice Chancellors, and other USS stakeholders –from 2018 to 2024.