Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education (ACME)

New Incoming ACME Chair

03 December 2007

ACME is delighted to announce that Professor Adrian Smith FRS will be taking over ACME Chair from Sir Peter Williams FREng FRS from 1 January 2008. Professor Smith will replace Professor John McWhirter FREng FRS who has had to withdraw.

Professor Adrian Smith is the Principal of Queen Mary, University of London. Previously he was at Imperial College, London, where he was Head of the Mathematics Department, Chairman of the Board of Imperial College Consultants and a member of the Management and Planning Group. Adrian is currently a member of the governing body of the London Business School, is Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of London and the Treasurer for Universities UK. He served on the Advisory Committee to the UK Government Office for National Statistics from 1996-1998; from 1991-1998 he was Statistical Advisor to the Nuclear Waste Inspectorate for the UK; and from 1982 to 1987 was adviser on Operational Analysis for the Ministry of Defence. He has also worked with the UK Higher Education Funding Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. He chaired the Post14 Mathematics Inquiry which reported in 2004. He has been President of the Royal Statistical Society and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2001.

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