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Guy Orpen

Guy Orpen

Guy Orpen - Non-Executive Director

Guy is Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Bristol, a role he has held since 2014. He has previously served as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) from 2009-14 in which he held strategic oversight of the University's research and its engagement with society and industry. He has served as: Chair of the Board of the GW4 research alliance with Bath, Exeter and Cardiff Universities; on the Board of Bristol Health Partners (the city's academic health sciences collaboration); as chair of the UK National Composites Centre; member of the Executive Board of the SETsquared Partnership (for enterprise, with the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton & Surrey); as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre; as a member of the Board of the 2015 Company, which delivered the European Green Capital for Bristol in 2015; and member of the Council of the Natural Environment Research Council. He has previously been Dean of the Faculty of Science (2006-9) and Head of the School of Chemistry (2001-6) and has been Professor of Structural Chemistry at the University since 1994.