Sir Malcolm Grant is a barrister and was the Professor of Land Economy and Pro Vice Chancellor of Cambridge before his appointment in 2003 as the President and Provost of UCL, where he served for 10 years. Since 2011 he has been the non-executive chairman of NHS England. He is also a director of Genomics England Ltd and the Chancellor of the University of York. He serves as President of the Council for the Assistance of At-Risk Academics, a British Business Ambassador, a trustee of Somerset House and a Bencher of Middle Temple, and currently advises on higher education policy to governments and universities in Russia, France, Hong Kong and the USA. He was born and educated in New Zealand and is married to Chris, a medical doctor, and they have three children and three grandchildren.