Professor David Sines has announced his retirement as pro vice chancellor of the faculty of society and health at Buckinghamshire New University.
He will leave his post at the end of March 2014 after five years leading the university’s healthcare departments.
Professor Sines, who has been in post since August 2009, will work closely with his successor and will continue his association with the university in an advisory capacity until December 2014.
He will also continue with his charitable work and his responsibilities as a non-executive director at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust.
Professor Sines was awarded a CBE for services to healthcare in the Queen’s birthday honours List in 2010.
Ruth Farwell, vice chancellor of Buckinghamshire New University, said: “David has brought a wealth of expertise in academic leadership and healthcare governance to Bucks New University which he enthusiastically shared with his senior team.
“Under David’s leadership the faculty has gone from strength to strength and David’s vision, supported by the hard work of his colleagues in the Faculty, has enabled us to achieve the prominent position in the health and social care sector that the university enjoys.”
She added: “I would like to thank David on behalf of the University for his hugely valuable contribution and wish him a very happy and fulfilling retirement.”
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