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Vice-President at European University Association. Between 1999-2009 he was Vice Chancellor of the University of Hull.






Chief Executive at East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Trust, a £10M turnover charity, with over 400 employees delivering sport, leisure, arts and culture services in East Renfrewshire. We operate 10 libraries, 4 sports centres with pools, sports and arts development programmes, a 350 seat theatre and a wide range of halls and community facilities.

McReavy is also Chair of VOCAL (the Voice of Chief Officers in Culture and Leisure in Scotland), the representative body for strategic managers working in Scotland’s culture and leisure services; Non-Executive board member of Hull Truck Theatre, and non-executive Director of Hull City of Culture. Until 2015, McReavy was Director of Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Hull.


Emeritus Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Hull

Educated at the Universities of Bombay and London, Lord Bhikhu Parekh is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the Academy of the Learned Societies for Social Sciences and a Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Westminster. He taught at the University of Hull from 1964 until his retirement and was also a visiting professor at several international institutions. He was Deputy Chair of the Commission for Racial Equality from 1985 to 1990, and chaired the Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain, whose report (the Parekh Report) was published in 2000. Lord Parekh has received many awards throughout his career including the Distinguished Global Thinker Award by the India International Centre Delhi (2006) and the Padma Bhushan honours in the 2007 Indian Republic Day Honours list.