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University pays tribute to departing chair of governors
THE chair of the University of Bedfordshire’s board of governors has stepped down at the end of his second term of office.
Andrew Bentley, founder and chief executive of video-based music entertainment company LP33 and founder founder of Saffron Digital, is succeeded by Alan Cook CBE.
Mr Bentley (pictured centre), also the former president of Electrolux International, had been in post for six years. He said: “It has been an incredible journey and a very rewarding six years. It is very comforting to see that the transformation that has occurred at the university is now so widely recognised.”
Mr Cook is chairman of the Highways Agency, of the Irish Life and Permanent Group Holdings in Dublin and of the charity Action for ME. He is also a non- executive director of the Department for Transport and of Sainsbury’s Bank.
He is pictured (right) with Mr Bentley and university vice chancellor Professor Les Ebdon.
The Board of Governors is responsible for overseeing the university's activities, determining its future direction, ensuring its solvency and the effective use of its resources.
Professor Ebdon paid tribute to Mr Bentley’s time as chair. He said: “He has taken a huge interest in the estate and guided us through our investment programme stage by stage leaving a permanent legacy.”