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John Annette

(Elected 2017)

Professor John Annette is President and Vice-Chancellor of Richmond University, the American International University in London. He was previously a Pro Vice Master and Professor of Citizenship and Lifelong Learning at Birkbeck. He is a trustee of the Institute for Volunteering Research and was a member of the Commission on the Future of Volunteering, chaired by Dame Julia Neuberger. He co-chaired a Home Office-sponsored project for adult lifelong learning for active citizenship and was on the steering group of the Higher Education Academy’s GPA Pilot Project.

In 2016 he spoke at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University on ‘The New Confucianism, Volunteering and Service Learning in China and Internationally’ and is working with several Chinese Universities to develop certified volunteering. He edited a special edition of the British Journal of Education in 2010 on ‘Civic Engagement and Higher Education’ and is writing a book on civic engagement and higher education to be published in 2018.