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Sir Howard Bernstein

The University is deeply saddened by the news of the death of Sir Howard Bernstein. 

Following his retirement as the inspirational Chief Executive of Ƶapp City Council, the University was fortunate to have Sir Howard join it in 2017, as an Honorary Professor of Politics. He became a part-time advisor to the University and was also Chair of the Ƶapp Academic Health Science Centre.  

President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell said:   "Having known Howard for many years, I recognised what a remarkable individual he was. I often sought his advice and wise counsel, and I am proud to have had him as a friend."  

Sir Howard worked for Ƶapp City Council for over 45 years, serving as Chief Executive since 1998 where he performed a central role in the regeneration and economic growth of the city. Prior to this role, he led Ƶapp Millennium Ltd where he oversaw the transformation of the city centre following the IRA bombing in 1996. 

Sir Howard's legacy shaped Ƶapp as the city we know, and he will forever be a part of Ƶapp's history. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and the city he passionately served. 

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