Lord Roger Liddle, Pro-Chancellor (Chair of Council)
Lord Liddle has been a Labour member of the House of Lords since June 2010. He serves on the House of Lords EU Select Committee. In addition to Europe, he speaks regularly on a wide range of economic and social questions, including higher education policy.
He is currently Co-Chair of Policy Network, an international think tank focussed on the economic and social challenges facing progressive politics in the UK and Europe.
Lord Liddle has written widely on European questions publishing books on ‘The Europe Dilemma: Britain and the drama of European integration’ (2014) and ‘The Risk of BREXIT’ (2015). Previously he served as adviser to the British Prime Minister and the President of the European Commission, as well as the EU Commissioner for Trade and the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.
He is currently a member of Cumbria County Council and formerly was a Board member at the University of Cumbria and Chair of Cumbria Vision, a body promoting his home county's economic development.
He is Chair of the University’s Council and an ex officio member of all standing committees of Council (except the Audit Committee).
(Current appointment to 31 July 2020)