Our Chancellor

Professor Rao Bhamidimarri is the Chief Executive of the South Bank Academies trust and he is also the Vice-President (Development) at London South Bank University.

He is a passionate advocate of a vertically integrated education system that is student-led and is strongly committed to fostering confidence and enterprise in students through innovative curriculum and learning structure. His passion for education led him to establish the University Academy of Engineering South Bank in Southwark and the South Bank Engineering University Technical College (UTC) in Lambeth with a distinctive focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM).

He has extensive senior leadership and governance experience, having been a strategic leader and manager with 20 years of senior management experience in higher education sector in the UK and New Zealand 25 years of experience in governance with international associations, schools and colleges.

Professor Bhamidimarri is researcher of international standing with a strong record of research and industrial innovation in environmental engineering, having developed and implemented large scale environmental technology solutions in industry. He edited/co-edited several international peer reviews journals and books. He is an honorary Professor of five universities in China, including Harbin Institute of Technology, and a Board member of Indian Institute of Advanced Research, a university.


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