22 april 2009

Dr John Hood to join Robertson Foundation in 2010

John Hood, Vice-Chancellor

Dr John Hood – who completes his five-year term as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford this autumn – has been appointed President and Chief Executive of The Robertson Foundation in the United States.

The Foundation is a major grant-making body focussing on education, environment, medical research, and religion. Dr Hood is due to take up his new post at the beginning of next year and will be based in New York.

Dr Hood said: ‘It has been a privilege to serve the University of Oxford as Vice-Chancellor and will remain so for the rest of my tenure. The opportunity thereafter to help further the important objectives of the Robertson Foundation is one I relish greatly.’

Further information about Dr Hood’s appointment is available from the Robertson Foundation.