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Reappointment of Chief Executive for the AHRC


Date: 08/08/2013

David Willetts today announced the reappointment of Professor Rick Rylance, as Chief Executive and Deputy Chair of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Announcing the reappointment David Willetts said: Professor Rick Rylance, AHRC Chief Executive

"I am delighted that Rick has agreed to remain as Chief Executive of the AHRC for a further term. He has made a significant and valuable contribution to the work of the Council in his first term and I look forward to seeing him continue in this important leadership role.”

Sir Alan Wilson, Chair of the AHRC said:

"Rick has proved himself to be an enormous asset for AHRC and, more broadly RCUK, in the last four years. I am delighted that he is going to have a further four years and the Council will benefit hugely from his strategic drive and his commitment to a creative future for arts and humanities research."

Professor Rylance said:

“I am delighted to be able to continue working with the AHRC, its Council and my colleagues. I've thoroughly enjoyed my first term and look forward to developing the achievements of arts and humanities researchers during my second.”

The appointment is from 1 September 2013 until 31 August 2017.