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2016-10-24 14:41:13
University of Law gets fifth CEO in two years

The University of Law has gained a fifth chief executive in two years.

Dr Stelios Platis had been in post for only five months.

In an interview with Lawyer 2B earlier this year he has promised to “re-energise” the University of Law’s brand after a turbulent period.

It was owned by Montagu Private Equity for three years, but was purchased by Global Education Systems (GUS), the owner of a number of academic institutions, in June 2015.

Platis, who joined ULaw in April 2016, had promised a different strategic approach under the new owners. “The University of Law is the jewel in GUS’s crown: they know it, and they let us know it,” he told Lawyer 2B.

A spokesperson for The University of Law said: “Following the successful restructuring of the University Executive, the board of the GUS group has asked Dr Stelios Platis to undertake a new assignment specifically focused on the strategic development of GUS international operations.”

Following the departure of long-term boss Professor Nigel Savage in February 2014, former Liverpool University chief operation officer John Latham took the helm with instructions to extend the University of Law’s reach into global markets.

Latham lasted a year and a half before departing himself in August 2015, then David Johnston took over for an interim period before Platis arrived in May 2016.

ULaw’s current vice-chancellor, Professor Andrea Nollent, will take up the reins as CEO.