Vice-Chancellor, University of Chichester (Fusion Innovation Centre Project Sponsor)
Professor Jane Longmore took up post as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Chichester in May 2017. She has led the completion of the £35 million Creative and Digital Technology Park which aims to accelerate the provision of higher skills in West Sussex.
Professor Longmore has worked in a wide range of universities, holding roles in both teaching and academic management. With a strong commitment to widening educational opportunity, she is Chair of the University Vocational Awards Council, a national consortium of over 90 higher education institutions working on the development and delivery of degree apprenticeships and technical education. At regional level she is Chair of the Sussex Learning Network, a collaboration between HE and FE partners focused on widening access.
She is a Professor of Urban History and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Her contribution to the promotion and knowledge of history led to the award of an Honorary Fellowship of the Historical Association in 2013.