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Jean-Noël Ezingeard Deputy Vice Chancellor at Manchester Metropolitan University


His role encompasses local and regional engagement and representation, including institutional oversight of a new School of Digital Arts anchored in the City’s creative economy. He has been instrumental in the transformation of the University’s size and shape, leading on its Cheshire Transformation Programme. He is passionate about employer engagement and has driven the creation of the largest degree apprenticeships portfolio in the UK. Jean-Noel chairs the University’s Estate Strategy Group overseeing a £450m investment masterplan and the University’s Diversity and Equal Opportunities Committee which oversaw a climb of 125 places in the Stonewall Equality index to fourth Higher Education Institution.

Jean-Noël Ezingeard is an Engineering Science graduate from Ecole Centrale de Lille - an Engineering Grande Ecole. He later obtained an MSc in Advanced Manufacturing Systems and his PhD from Brunel University.

Before joining Manchester Met, he was Executive Dean of Kingston Business School in London where he oversaw a £30m transformation of the School’s buildings, a significant growth in research activity to the top modern Business School in the REF. As Executive Dean, he continued to teach on the MBA programme and to supervise doctoral students.

His early career was as a lecturer at Brunel University and Course Director for the Special Engineering Programme. He was then appointed as a member of Faculty at Henley Business School where he later served as Professor of Processes and Systems Management and Academic Dean (Associate Dean for Faculty).

He researches in the area of technology management, applied to Information Systems, Information Assurance and Security, and Logistics Information Management.

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