Professor Steve West CBE, DL is Vice-Chancellor, President and CEO of the University of the West of England, Bristol. Steve trained as a Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon in London and developed his research interests in Lower Limb Biomechanics and the Diabetic Foot at King’s College London. He worked as a clinician and clinical tutor in the NHS, University Sector and undertook research and consultancy in industry and the retail healthcare sectors.
He is Chair of the West of England LEP, Non-Executive Director for the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Non-Executive Director for the Office for Students and Chair of the Universities UK Mental Health in Higher Education Working Group.
Steve is a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Gloucestershire and was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2017, for services to Higher Education.