Professor Anne Glover, CBE has been appointed as the new Chair of the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland. The Trust – one of a number established by Andrew Carnegie at the start of the 20th Century – currently disburses £2.4m per year in grants to students and academics of the Scottish Universities in support of study and research. Professor Glover will be taking up the post in May 2015 on the retirement of Sir David Edward, distinguished former UK judge at the European Court of Justice (Luxembourg).
Professor Glover has just completed a three year term as the first Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission. Prior to that appointment she was the first Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland (2006-2011).
Professor Glover said: “I am delighted to be the next Chair of the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland. I am fortunate to take over the role from Sir David Edward who has guided the Trust with great energy and commitment over the past twelve years. I am equally fortunate to be joining an organisation with such dedicated staff and Trustees and I look forward to helping to deliver the vision of Andrew Carnegie to support the staff and students of Scottish Universities.”
Sir David Edward said: “The Carnegie Trust makes an important contribution to the life and work of the Scottish Universities. It has been an immense privilege to have been its Chairman and it's an honour for me to be succeeded by someone as distinguished and committed as Anne Glover."