Wolverhampton-born Angela will lead the University’s vision and represent its future interests for all staff, students, alumni and communities.
"I have a very strong personal commitment to higher education and its transformational possibilities as well as the values, aims and objectives of the University. I fully appreciate the role education can play in driving economic success and supporting social wellbeing."
A magistrate since 1998, Angela is a Presiding Justice in the adult and youth courts across the Black Country and Birmingham. She is a trustee of the Refugee and Migrant Centre headquarters in Wolverhampton, and chairs the Wolverhampton Police Independent Advisory Group.
As the co-founder and director of At Eve Management Consultancy Limited, Angela works with organisations and agencies in the public, private, voluntary and community sectors to transform their operations, bring about efficiencies and improve their ways of working. She is also the co-founder and director of Square Pegs Round Holes (community interest company) CIC, where she works with children, young people, families, and communities to build their resilience and help them overcome barriers that could limit their full potential if left unattended.
Interim Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian G. Campbell said: “I want to welcome Angela to the role and thank Kim Carr for her role and contribution as Interim Chair of the Board.