Coventry is a dynamic and forward-thinking university with a reputation for offering a unique blend of academic expertise, practical understanding and experience. We are committed to supporting our students and fostering successful external partnerships, so that we meet the challenges of the 21st century.
We deliver an education that transforms lives and advances society. We deliver a high-quality education based on where and how our students want and need to learn, what they want to learn, the skills they want to develop and the experience they want to live. Our students are empowered to take control of their educational journey, creating better futures.
We deliver challenge led, transdisciplinary research and innovation, providing solutions to emerging global societal and economic needs and real-world challenges.
We are recognised internationally for our global presence, the depth and breadth of our engagement platforms, the extent of our collaborative partnerships, the scale of our global mobility and employability provision and the sophistication, scale and sustainability of our global activity.
Through continuous improvement, transformation, and sustainable investment we continue to increase our capability and effectiveness to deliver high-quality teaching, learning, research and innovation in line with our mission, vision and values.
ADVISORY COUNCIL NOMINEE
Professor John Latham CBE
Vice-Chancellor and CEO, Coventry UniversityCoventry University
John is Vice-Chancellor and CEO of the Coventry University Group. John is a double graduate of the University and has a background in information technology and telecommunications. He previously worked for a number of private sector organisations including JHP Group, Jaguar Cars and BT – including a period as a sponsored Research Fellow based at Martlesham Research Labs, Ipswich. In 2015, John was awarded an Honorary Lifetime Fellowship of the British Computer Society for his services to the IT industry.
John has held high-profile roles at regional, national and European levels promoting innovation, technology and economic development. He is a non-executive Director of Health Education England (the primary funder of health related education in England), is a Council member of InnovateUK (part of the UK’s National Research Agency (UKRI)) and is a Board member of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership. John is additionally an advisory board member of the UK’s National Growth Board which is responsible for the oversight of the UK’s European Structural Funds Programme. Previously, he has also spent periods of time working overseas including roles in France, Spain, Portugal and Germany as well as being a long-term advisor to the European Commission.
John is an Extraordinary Professor in the area of enterprise and entrepreneurship at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, where in 2019 he additionally received an Honorary Doctorate for his services to UK Higher Education. In the same year he was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours with a CBE for his Services to Higher Education.