Chris Cobb is Pro Vice-Chancellor at Roehampton University, London, England. His responsibilities include management of Property & Facilities Management, Information Technology, Library & Learning Services, Human Resources, Business Process Reengineering and Commercial Services. He was previously at London School of Economics where he was Director of Business Systems and Services. Cobb has sat on a number of national working groups relating to IT in Higher Education, including chairing the UCISA CISG between 2003 and 2005. He is currently a member of the JISC Organisation Support Committee, the HEFCE Shared Services working group. Previously, he has chaired a UCAS working group investigating improvements to the recruitment and admittance of part-time students into Higher Education and has served on the board of JISC infoNet. Cobb provides consultancy to other universities on the use of IT and in 2008 (on behalf of the EUA) provided advice on the integration on IT infrastructure and systems for the merger of four universities in Strasbourg (Louis Pasteur University, Robert Schuman University, Marc Bloch University and l'Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maîtres d'Alsace). Cobb teaches University IT Management on the HUMANE Winter School and has undertaken JISC funded research in the use of IT in Chinese Universities as part of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education Sino-UK exchange programme. In 2008 Cobb led a successful funding bid from the JISC to experiment in the use of enterprise architecture within a university context with the specific aim of developing a services oriented architecture to systems integration and thus enabling greater accessibility to shared services. This project is due to conclude in mid 2010. Chris is a judge on the Times Higher Education Awards and the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.