A former NASA research scientist Professor Sir Paul Curran has been President of City, University of London since 2010. Prior to this he was Vice-Chancellor of Bournemouth University and DVC of the University of Southampton. Sir Paul is Chair of the national Review Body on Doctors’ & Dentists’ Remuneration and President of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society. He was Chair of the UCEA Board and member of the NERC Council. Sir Paul was knighted in the 2016 New Year Honours. He has been Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Conversation UK since launch in 2013.