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Sir John Harvey-Jones

Chancellor 1986 - 1991

Sir John Harvey-Jones was much more than just a figurehead.

He was a strong supporter of universities in general and of the University of Bradford in particular. He believed that Britain's well-being depended on the success of its industry which, in turn, relied upon a successful technical education system.

As Chancellor, Sir John succeeded both in raising Bradford's public visibility while at the same time offering valuable support and advice to the University's management during the financially-difficult late 1980s.

He will be remembered in the University of Bradford for his far-sighted advice that helped to establish the administrative structures and policy for the years which lay ahead.