The General Council

Election Results

The results of the 2024 Elections were announced at the General Council statutory Half-Yearly Meeting on Saturday 17th February 2024

The successful candidates will join the Business Committee from 1st August 2024 until 31 July 2028.

 

Dr Nikhil Agarwal

As CEO of IIT of Kanpur Incubator and AI Center, India’s largest tech incubator, and a Fellow at the University of Cambridge’s CRSD, I possess unique insights into global innovation networks. With my PhD from the University of Edinburgh, I deeply understand the Scottish academic environment and its potential for international collaboration. Leveraging this, I aim to enhance the University of Edinburgh’s global engagement, particularly in technology and sustainability.

Dr Nikhil Agarwal

Professor Richard Andrews

My main contribution to the Business Committee would be on international and/or postgraduate matters: I have represented the University in China and worked extensively in Asia and the USA. I chaired the postgraduate report for the curriculum transformation project for the University. I served as Professor and Head of Moray House from October 2019 to October 2022. This position enabled me to work at high levels within the University, attending Senate and (by invitation) Court as well as to engage in the strategic and day-to-day management of a large School within the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Professor Richard Andrews

Dr Lucy Blackburn

As a former Head of Higher Education in the Scottish Government, I have a long-time interest in how universities meet the substantial challenges they face. Since leaving the senior civil service, I have researched and published on higher education, especially funding and access, recently completing a PhD at the University on student finance, with an interest also in questions of academic freedom. I have lived in Edinburgh for many years and have a child at a LEAPS programme school. I would welcome the opportunity to use my experience to help the University flourish as a local, national and international institution.

Dr Lucy Blackburn

 

 

 

 

Mrs Almira Delibegovic-Broome KC

King’s Counsel at the Scots Bar, with wide experience of commercial work. Originally from Bosnia-Herzegovina. Was a part-time tutor and lecturer at Edinburgh. Holds non-executive posts in private, public and charitable sectors. Attended Harvard twice (LLM student 2001-2002; Visiting Scholar 2018-19). Can contribute legal, business, academic and analytical skills, informed by that background.

Member of the Business Committee (2020-2024); Convener, Finance and Services Standing Sub-Committee (2022-2024).

Almira Delibegovic-Broome KC

Professor John Gillies

I believe that my extensive experience in medicine, professional bodies and chairing committees could be of great value to the Council. I worked in Malawi and as a general practitioner and educator in Scotland for many years. I was Chair, Royal College of GPs in Scotland from 2010 to 2014 and deputy director of the Scottish School of Primary Care 2015-2019. www.sspc.ac.uk. I speak Scottish Gaelic. In 2018, I was asked by the Scottish Government and Scottish Medical Schools Board to chair a report on increasing GP input into undergraduate medical education in Scotland, involving communications across all Scottish medical schools.

Professor John Gillies

Mrs Tamara Raidt

I graduated in 2022 in Creative Writing. As an international student with experience in education and communication, I believe I can contribute to the University’s role on the global scene. My priority is to support Edinburgh’s international community of students in all the challenges that they may face.

Tamara Raidt

Professor Graeme Reid

I have been a member of the Business Committee for over three years and been glad to contribute to the present and future direction of the university.  As a biochemist I have spent a long career, mostly at the University of Edinburgh, in all areas of academic life with significant contributions to research, teaching and management.  Through working with the Academic Standing Committee, and being invited to become its next convener, I would like to continue to help enhance the experience of our large and diverse student population.  I hope that you give me the chance to do so.

Professor Graeme Reid