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Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor


Following Barbara Rees-Wilding's six-year term as our Chancellor (July 2015 – November 2021), Cardiff Met is currently undergoing the process of recruiting a new University Chancellor.

Barbara was an invaluable asset to the University, being our first Chancellor, but also serving as the Chair of the Board of Governors for many years. In December 2021, in her honour, a portrait was unveiled at the opening of the namesake Barbara Rees-Wilding building on Llandaff Campus. This will be the Student Hub on Llandaff Campus, and represent the incredible work she carried out whilst a representative of our University.

Pro-Chancellor and Honorary President

On 1 April 1996 the Board of Governors resolved to appoint a President of the University and to invite the Lord Mayor of the City and County of Cardiff ex officio to be the incumbent of that office.  On 7 July 2015, having resolved to establish the position of Chancellor of the University, the Board of Governors further resolved to appoint the Lord Mayor of the City and County of Cardiff ex officio as Pro-Chancellor and Honorary President.

The current Pro-Chancellor and Honorary President for the year 2020/21 is Councillor Rod McKerlich.  As Lord Mayor, Councillor McKelrich is the First Citizen of Cardiff and lead ambassador for the City’s civic functions.