QMU’s General Manager, Bill Blackstock, has announced his decision to leave his role in September this year. Bill has worked in the role for over 5-years and has played a crucial role in initiating a change process that will secure the future of QMU. As well as operational management of the Union, Bill has brought QMU to a position where it will have an exciting new strategy to help it enrich the lives of University of Glasgow students. Bill said:
“I’ve decided that the time is right for me to leave QMU. I’m grateful for having had the chance to work for the last 5-years as part of such an incredible Union and institution. By my leaving, it will provide a fantastic opportunity for a new Chief Executive to lead the delivery of a new strategy, a new governance structure and begin to establish a strong new culture within QMU. The Union is changing and this will mark a new chapter in the QMU story.”
Mata Durkin, President and Chair of the Board said:
“We are incredibly grateful to Bill for his hard work and commitment to QMU over the last 5-years. Bill is a likeable, humble and incredibly dedicated senior manager and we wish him the best after QMU. Our next Chief Executive will have big shoes to fill and a great opportunity to lead our work in adding value to students’ lives and the University community.”
QMU will shortly be commencing the recruitment of a new Chief Executive, with the aim of having a new senior leadership team in place ready for the new academic year in September.