Dr Keith Hopkins, Pro-Chancellor Last updated on 5/25/2016 Print this page Trusteeships (31 January 2016) After leaving University - Hull graduate in Chemistry , PhD in 1970 - Keith was a graduate trainee with Unilever and then a manager in their chemical businesses in Germany and the UK. In 1976 he joined Croda International plc which is based in Snaith near Goole and was Chief Executive there from 1987 until 1999 following which he was Chairman until he retired in December 2001. Since then Keith has had a number of part time roles that have enabled him to travel and do some mountain trekking. Keith was Non-Executive Director of Tate & Lyle plc (1994-2004) and Chairman of their Audit Committee. He was Chairman of the chemical distributor Ellis & Everard plc from 1999 until it was taken over by Vopak; he was also Chairman of the Audit Committee of British Vita plc. From 2001 until his retirement in 2007 Keith was Chairman of the adhesive tape manufacturer Scapa Group plc. Keith is the current Chair of the University's Finance and Investment Committee.