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Vice-Chancellor: Professor Calie Pistorius

Management Team: The Executive and the Senior Management Group Calie Pistorius

Professor Calie Pistorius is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hull, a post he has held since 1 September 2009. He is a member of the Humber LEP, a director of Jisc, Yorkshire Universities, a Yorkshire Patron, and serves on the City Leadership Board in Hull.

Formerly he was the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria in South Africa (August 2001 - August 2009), where he also served as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Director of the Institute of Technological Innovation and Director of Information Technology. He was a member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI) in South Africa (1998 – 2009) and served as its chair from 2004 until 2008.

He holds bachelors and honours degrees in electronic engineering from the University of Pretoria (1979, 1981) (both cum laude), masters and Ph.D degrees in electrical engineering from The Ohio State University (1984, 1986) and a masters degree in the management of technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1994). He is also an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, having completed the Advanced Management Program in 2003.

His research interests include the management of innovation, management of technology and national innovation policy. He has published widely in these areas as well as in the field of electromagnetic scattering.

He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa (RSSAf), Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineers (SAAE), Fellow of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE), Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Engineers, Senior Member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).

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