Lord Dr Michael Hastings CBE

Chancellor, Regents University London at Regent's University

Lord Dr (Michael) Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE is Chancellor at Regents University London and former Global Head of Citizenship for KPMG International. Michael began his career as a teacher moving into government service in 1986 supporting policy initiatives to bring employment and development to Britain's inner cities. In 1990 he started working for TVAM on education programming and then GMTV as its Chief Political Correspondent. In 1994 Michael moved to the BBC as a presenter on the weekly Around Westminster programme before joining its Corporate Affairs division. In 1996 he became the BBC's head of Public Affairs and then its first head of Corporate Social Responsibility in 2003 before becoming KPMG international's Global Head of Citizenship in 2006. Michael is a Trustee of the Vodafone Group Foundation and a Vice President of UNICEF UK and Tearfund. He is also a Patron of Free the Children and a Director of Junior Achievement Worldwide. In 2014, Michael was conferred with a Doctorate in Civil Law from the University of Kent, Canterbury in recognition for his leadership at KPMG, the BBC and for his work in international development and corporate responsibility.