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13 March 2024

Professor Adam Tickell appointed to USS Board

Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited – the trustee of the UK’s largest private pension scheme by way of assets – is pleased to announce that Professor Adam Tickell will join its board as a Universities UK (UUK)-appointed non-executive director on 1 April 2024.

Professor Tickell, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Birmingham, will replace Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, whose term on the board comes to an end on 31 March 2024, having served as a director since April 2015.

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 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 – since 2018.