Professor David Andrew Phoenix is the Vice Chancellor of London South Bank University and CEO of LSBU Group. In addition to being the accountable officer for the University he is accountable Officer for South bank Colleges and Principle Accounting Officer for South Bank Academies. He was elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) for his contribution to medical research and education and recognized as an Academician by the Academy of Social Sciences for his work in areas linked to educational policy. He is a Director of Universities UK and the elected lead for funding policy. In 2015 the Prime Minister appointed him as a trustee of the Science Museum Group where he remains as Deputy Chair. He is also a a Director of the National Centre for Universities and Business. With over 250 publications, Prof. Phoenix has held a range if visiting posts including visiting professor at Kings College London and Sichuan University, China. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, The Society of Biology, The Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications, and the Royal Society of Medicine. Through these later bodies he has engaged in a range of discussions regarding the skills agenda, especially related to employer requirements. In 2010 he was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services to Science and Higher Education, and appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London in 2015. Prof. Phoenix has worked extensively overseas, developing and leading on an overseas campus in Cyprus and a research institute in China. He was awarded an individual Excellence award by China’s Vice Premier in 2014 and in 2016 was given the national Friendship Award (China) by the Premier for his outstanding contribution to the country’s economic and social development.