The Chancellor presides at ceremonial occasions and acts as an ambassador for the university.

About Lord Boateng

Lord Boateng, a Barrister who first rose to prominence as a campaigning civil liberties lawyer, has a long and distinguished political career as an MP for Brent South (1987-2005) holding many ministerial positions, including Minister of State (Home Office) and the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, and was Britain's first Black cabinet minister in 2001.

He served as the High Commissioner to South Africa between 2005-2009 and was introduced to the House of Lords in 2010.

He currently Chairs the Nairobi based African Enterprise Challenge Fund, a multi donor fund to promote businesses that link small farmers to global markets, and the Board of Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor which works in Africa India and Bangladesh to promote and deliver pro-poor services by urban utilities.