The Chancellor

Lord Myners of Truro, CBE, is the University of Exeter’s Chancellor, the ceremonial head of the University.

Paul Myners is a former Government Minister who has chaired household name companies including Marks & Spencer, the Guardian Media Group and Land Securities. He also holds an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Exeter. 

On his appointment to the role of Chancellor in 2016, Paul said, “I’m delighted and honoured to take up this post, and to be involved in the next stages of the University’s incredible journey.

"Alongside building up a reputation for world-leading research and excellent teaching and student satisfaction, I’ve been interested to see the University foster strong collaborations across the South West, notably in my home county of Cornwall. I believe these links have contributed to the success that has seen Exeter climb up the national and international rankings, and it’s very positive news for the region in terms of economic impact and raising aspiration. Floella has been a fantastic Chancellor and will be a tough act to follow, and I look forward to continuing her legacy of putting students first.”

Lord Myners is only the sixth Chancellor to be appointed by the University of Exeter, since it was created in 1955. He succeeded Floella Benjamin, a broadcaster, actress and writer.