LJMU unveils new chief executive

A new vice-chancellor and chief executive has been unveiled by Liverpool John Moores University

Mark Power
Mark Power, vice-chancellor and chief executive of Liverpool John Moores University


Liverpool John Moores University has unveiled its new vice-chancellor and chief executive.

Mark Power, a former registrar and acting vice-chancellor was confirmed in the role by the chair of the university’s board Mike Parker following an extensive process to determine the future leadership of the university.

Educated at Prescot Grammar School, Mr Power holds a BA in fine art, and a MBA from LJMU. He has held significant roles at every level within the university during his career with and has become a specialist in higher education management.

Most recently he has been registrar and chief operating officer and led the university’s response to the pandemic. He works closely with the student union, JMSU, and is an advocate for the university’s health and wellbeing, EDI and social mobility agendas.

He said: “I am incredibly proud of LJMU and honoured to be leading such a fantastic and impactful institution. I have spent my entire professional career at LJMU and I have seen for myself, with profound and moving effect, the difference we can make to everyone who has a connection with us.

“Make no mistake, this is not a moment to pause. We have a tremendous opportunity to shape our future with a new strategic approach embracing a courageous, innovative and inclusive way of doing things.

“I am determined to drive the university forward and am very excited about where we can take LJMU for our students, for our staff and for our extended community.”

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