Professor Leon Terry has been appointed as Cranfield University’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, taking up the post on 1 August 2021. He will be responsible for continuing to drive excellence in Cranfield’s transformational research across the University.

Professor Sir Peter Gregson, Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor of Cranfield University, said: “I’m delighted that Professor Terry will be leading Cranfield’s research and innovation agenda. He has led our Environment and Agrifood theme with distinction, securing investment in leading agri-tech facilities and overseeing Cranfield’s Queen’s Anniversary Prize for soil science. 

“Professor Terry has an outstanding record of delivering world-leading research and innovation, in particularly in partnerships with businesses such as PepsiCo, Unilever and Johnson Matthey.”

Professor Leon Terry, Director of Environment and Agrifood at Cranfield University, said: “Cranfield’s applied research in its specialist areas is globally recognised. Building on our reputation of academic excellence and close business partnerships, we have ambitions to elevate Cranfield further and for the University to become the UK’s applied research powerhouse.”