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Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council. Dame Yve Buckland, DBE

Dame Yve Buckland, DBE
Dame Yve Buckland, DBE

Dame Yve Buckland was appointed as Pro-Chancellor of Aston University in June 2017.

Yve Buckland started her professional life as an archivist, having completed a history degree and archives training at Leeds and Liverpool Universities.

She went on to have a series of managerial roles in local government, working for Cheshire and Birmingham councils, and then in the early nineties she was appointed by Nottingham City Council as their City Secretary the first female Chief Officer in the Council since its establishment in the 1880s

By 2000 she had achieved her first national role.  Yve was appointed by the Government to set up the Health Development Agency, a body which put together the evidence-base for tackling key public health problems such as childhood obesity and smoking-related diseases.  She was awarded a DBE by the Queen for her work in this area.

Yve went on to become the Chairman of the NHS Institute For Innovation and Improvement based at Warwick University, a post she held from 2005 to 2010 and also, between 2005 and 2015, was the Chairman of the Consumer Council for Water.

She is currently the Chairman of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham, a specialist elective hospital providing healthcare for all types of muscular skeletal disease across the UK.

Yve is also a member of the External Advisory Panel advising the Government on the funding of restructuring in the FE College sector. She is the safeguarding governor at the Kingsley School, Royal Leamington Spa and a founding Trustee of the Ibba Girls School in South Sudan.

She has two daughters and is married to Steve Freer.