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Professor Sir David Greenaway

Professor Sir David Greenaway

External member of Council and Chair of Audit Committee
Central committee memberships Membership type
Term end
University Council Class (e) - External member
31 December 2024
Audit Committee ​Chair ​31 December 2022
About this member:

Professor Sir David Greenaway served as Vice‑Chancellor of the University of Nottingham for almost a decade, having previously been a Pro-Vice-Chancellor.  

A Professor of Economics, Sir David was the founding Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy.  His research interests are in trade and labour market adjustment, cross-border investment, and international trade policy.  He has acted as a consultant to the World Bank, European Commission and United Nations.

Sir David’s contributions to professional service include membership of three RAE Panels (twice as Chair), membership of the Council of ESRC, membership of the Council and Executive of the Royal Economic Society, and Chair of the Russell Group of Universities. 

His contributions to public policy include Chair of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body, various NHS appointments, and major reviews for Government, including of uninsured driving, and more recently the way in which doctors are trained in the four countries of the UK.

Sir David received a Knighthood for services to Higher Education and contributions to public policy in 2014 and received the Malaysian public honour of Dato' in 2017. He was awarded an Honorary Citizenship of Ningbo China in 2012, became an Honorary Freeman of the City of Nottingham in 2017, and holds Honorary Doctorates from Liverpool John Moores University, University of Liverpool, Glasgow Caledonian University and University of Western Ontario.

Having spent an entire career in higher education, joining the Council of the University of Cambridge provides an opportunity to give back by supporting the future development and vitality of one of the UK’s greatest Universities.