Professor Max Lu has been President and Vice-Chancellor of University of Surrey since April 2016. His responsibility is to lead the University, define its academic direction and strategy, and ensure that it is well managed.
Previously he was Provost and Senior Vice-President at the University of Queensland, Australia. He has been appointed to the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology, the Boards of UK Research and Innovation, the National Physical Laboratory, Universities UK, and he serves on the Leadership Council of the National Centre for Universities and Business. He is a Deputy Lieutenant of Surrey and active in many local arts, charitable and community organisations.