Former Commonwealth Scholarship Commissioner Professor William John Morgan FRAI FRSA was appointed the new Chair of the Board of Directors of the UK National Commission (UKNC) for UNESCO on 1 February.

Talking about his new appointment, Professor Morgan said:

Education, the Sciences, Culture, Communication and Information – all play a vital role in every country’s fabric. In the next three years the UKNC will expand its activities of providing expert analysis to UK policy-makers on key UNESCO conventions; participating in UNESCO’s programmes internationally and raising awareness in the UK about UNESCO and its global contribution to international development and to peace.

Professor Morgan holds the University of Nottingham’s UNESCO Chair of the Political Economy of Education. Between 2002 and 2008 he was a Commonwealth Scholarship Commissioner and chaired the CSC’s Academic Staff Fellowships and Professional Fellowships committees.