New chair of governors to take over at the University of Northampton

Milan Shah
Milan Shah

The chairman of the board of governors at the University of Northampton is to step down at the end of this month.

Milan Shah has completed a three-year term of office and, from August 1, will be replaced by Andrew Scarborough, the current Chair of the Project Assurance Committee at the university.

Mr Shah said: “I have been privileged to lead a high performing Board of Governors, talented volunteers from all walks of life, focused on the stewardship and strategic direction of the University.

“The development of plans for the new Waterside Campus from the germ of an idea to emerging architectural plans supported by an innovative financing package has been a particularly fulfilling challenge.

“I retire with absolute confidence that the trajectory of the University is in the safest of hands.”

Mr Scarborough has lived in Northamptonshire for many years and has 30 years experience in management and leadership roles in the public sector.

He has served as chairman of Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Trust, as a member of the board of the East Midlands Development Agency and deputy leader of Wellingborough Borough Council.

Mr Scarborough said: “I am looking forward to working as Chair of the Board of Governors, working closely with the Vice Chancellor, University management and Students’ Union.

“I believe the University of Northampton will continue to develop as a leading Higher Education provider in the UK and Internationally. As we continue to develop our plans for a brand new state-of-the-art Waterside Campus, our focus will remain on creating outstanding education facilities for our students, staff and the local community.”