Senior executive invited on to board of trustees

Chris Chang

Chris Chang

The University of Portsmouth’s most recent senior appointment, Chris Chang, has been invited to join the board of trustees of the Council for Education in the Commonwealth.

Mr Chang is the University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor responsible for global engagement. He has over 25 years’ experience in higher education having first trained as a lawyer and working as an advocate and solicitor at the High Court of Malaya.

He moved into the higher education sector in 1990, working for Middlesex University as a law academic. He then moved to Manchester Metropolitan University as Head of International before being appointed Director of International at Brunel University in 2007. Chris also worked as Director of Academic Services at Brunel before joining Anglia Ruskin University in 2013.

He joined the University of Portsmouth in September.

The Council for Education in the Commonwealth is a parliament-based NGO whose purpose is to create an informed public opinion on education and training in the Commonwealth and to identify appropriate ways in which Britain and the European Union can best contribute to their development.

Its aims are to:

  • provide a forum where MPs and others with an interest in the Commonwealth can exchange information and views;
  • foster educational cooperation and sharing of experience among countries and governments of the Commonwealth;
  • offer a platform for the discussion of educational issues and developments;
  • liaise with the Commonwealth Secretariat and Commonwealth High Commissions, and cooperate with government departments in the UK and in the European Union, and with NGOs and professional bodies, for the improvement and development of education.

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