Keele University Welcomes First Ever Pro Vice-Chancellor For International

International outlook

Keele has appointed its first ever Pro Vice-Chancellor for International to its senior leadership team to further strengthen its international outlook.

Professor Antonius Raghubansie joins Keele this month bringing UK leadership and academic experience from across five universities. He has recently worked in international education in South and East Asia with the British Council. 

Professor Raghubansie said: “Keele University is an incredible force, changing the world for the better, and I am so pleased to be joining the leadership team. Working together with staff and students across the University, with partners and our community, we will further grow the global influence of Keele’s teaching and research.”

A major asset to Keele

Prior to entering HE, he held commercial leadership roles in the Caribbean and South America in marketing in the Pepsi network. He has a specialist interest in education for sustainability, leading University of Worcester’s participation as one of the eight founding UK universities, along with Keele, in the Higher Education Academy’s pioneering Green Academy in 2011. Antonius has a doctorate on the impact of digital technology on creative organisations in the UK, continuing to work with partners in this area, globally.

Professor Trevor McMillan OBE, Vice-Chancellor of Keele University, added: “I am delighted to welcome Professor Raghubansie to Keele in this exciting new role within our senior leadership team. Keele is a global organisation with an increasingly international outlook, and Professor Raghubansie’s substantial experience, insight, and influence will be a huge asset to the University.”

Good luck Antonius from everyone at Dixon Walter – we know you’ll do a fantastic job!!

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Emma Wilkins of Dixon Walter, led the recruitment campaign for this key appointment. It follows successful academic leadership appointments elsewhere for the University. Emma has taken much time to understand the institution and provide key advice on how to market the opportunities to ensure the best talent is found.

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