The former Labour minister and European Trade Commissioner was presented as Chancellor in 2015, becoming the University’s fourth such figurehead.
Lord Mandelson is a former European Trade Commissioner and British First Secretary of State. Prior to this, he was Minister without Portfolio, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Northern Ireland Secretary and Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in the British government. He is now a working peer in the House of Lords, President of the Policy Network think tank and chairman of Global Counsel, a consultancy and advisory business he co-founded in 2010. He became President of the Great Britain China Centre in 2015.
Lord Mandelson will be convening with the MetroPolis core team, acting as an advisor, as well as launching the Chancellor’s Fellowship Scheme, that will see researchers from across Manchester Metropolitan University be placed within challenging and immersive policy environments.