Chairman, The PLuS Alliance. Former Chairman, NHS England.
Formerly: Chancellor, University of York (2015-22); Chairman, NHS England (2011-2018); President and Provost, University College London (2003-2013); Chairman, Russell Group; Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Cambridge; Chair, Local Government Commission for England; Chair, Agriculture and Environment Biotechnology Commission (UK).
Currently adviser on higher education reform in USA and France; previously also in Russian Federation (2013-20).
An Honorary Governor (2019-), The Ditchley Foundation.