Sir Ian Diamond was appointed Chair of the Edinburgh College Board of Management on 03 March 2018.
Sir Ian is Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen, an appointment he has held since April 2010. Sir Ian announced his intention to retire from the post of Principal and Vice-Chancellor in July 2018.
Sir Ian was previously Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). He was also Chair of the Research Councils UK Executive Group, the umbrella body that represents all seven UK Research Councils.
Before joining the ESRC, Sir Ian was Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Southampton, where he had been for most of his career.