Business leader joins university Board of Governors

Published: 21 February 2014 at 12:44

Former CEO of e2v teams up with Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University has welcomed Mr Keith Attwood, former chief executive officer of e2v Technologies, onto its Board of Governors.

Mr Attwood, who formally took up his post last week, spent 15 years as CEO of e2v, having previously worked within the telecommunications, defence and aerospace sectors. He led a management buyout of e2v from Marconi Ltd in 2002, before floating the company on the London Stock Exchange in 2004.

During Mr Attwood’s time at the Chelmsford-based company, the firm placed a strong emphasis on engaging with universities, including collaborations with the University of Nottingham and The Open University.

Mr Attwood said:

“Anglia Ruskin University places great emphasis on business and innovation within its renowned business school, and I am excited to be a part of bringing through the next generation of entrepreneurs.”

Mr Attwood is chair of the CBI Education and skills board and a former chairman of the CBI East of England Regional Council. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in business administration by Anglia Ruskin University in 2012. He is also a companion member of the Chartered Management Institute.