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Peter Neil has been Vice-Chancellor at BGU since 2013. He has worked in higher education for a number of years in all jurisdictions in the UK (Queen’s University, Belfast, Aberystwyth University, Wales and the University of the West of Scotland). He has qualifications in German, Education and Theology and was ordained as Anglican priest in St David’s, Wales. During the past ten years he has been Chair of the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL) and of the Cathedrals Group of Universities. He is currently chair of the Teacher Education Advisory Group (TEAG) which is a joint committee of Universities UK and GuildHE. Internationally he chairs the Board of Trustees of Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion (CUAC).

He is a member of the Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust (LAAT) and of the Voyage Education Partnership. In Lincoln he is a Trustee of the Historic Lincoln Trust and is a non-residentiary Canon of Lincoln Cathedral.

A member of BGU Council since 2018, Rt Revd Dr Nigel Peyton has been Assistant Bishop in Lincoln Diocese since 2017. He was previously Diocesan Bishop in Dundee, Scotland, following service as Archdeacon of Newark.

His governance experience includes service as a Governor of Abertay University Dundee, Chair of Trustees of St Margaret’s Residential Home for the Elderly Dundee, Non-Executive Director of the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, School Governor and Magistrate in Nottingham.

Nigel has degrees in history and in theology from Edinburgh University and from Union Theological Seminary New York. His published Lancaster University doctorate explored contemporary Church of England Parish Clergy. An Honorary Scholar at Liverpool University Management School, Nigel’s continuing academic research focuses on Christianity, organisation and social context. He is passionate about stimulating faith in public life, inspiring young people, educational access and lifelong learning.



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