Professor Graham Henderson, Teesside University
Professor Graham Henderson became Vice Chancellor of the University of Teesside on 1 April 2003.
In 1999 he was appointed as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & Development) at Teesside where he was responsible for the University’s academic portfolio, learning & teaching, quality and standards, library & information systems, lifelong learning, the development of collaborative partnerships and the personnel and staff development work of the University.
Professor Henderson started his academic career in 1975 at Nene College (now University of Northampton) after which he spent 17 years in Newcastle Business School at Northumbria University (including 8 years as Deputy/Assistant Director of School) before becoming Director of the Business School at the University of Sunderland. After leaving school Graham went to work for the National Coal Board working as a trainee accountant, but he went back into education after 18 months, studying Mathematics at Coventry and then Applied Statistics & Operational Research at City University (London).
Graham played a major role pioneering the development of Business Information Technology education in the UK throughout the 1980s. He is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, a member of the Institute of Management, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
In addition to his role as Board member of a number of University companies Graham is the Chair of the North East Higher Skills Network and a member of the National Executive of Million+. He is a member of the Board of Tees Valley Unlimited, a non-executive Council Member of the Learning & Skills Council, a member of the regional executive of the North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC), he is a member of the North East Public Health Board and the Council for Industry in Higher Education. Graham is also the Chair of the Common Purpose:Tees Valley Advisory Group. . In addition, he is a member of the HEFCE TRAC Implementation & Development Group and the Strategic Advisory Committee on Leadership & Governance and the Universities UK Student Experience Strategy Group and the Employability, Business and Industry Policy Committee.
Graham is also a Trustee of the Captain Cook Birthplace Trust.