The Honorary position of Chancellor of the University of
Wolverhampton was created following the grant of University title
The first Chancellor was the Earl of Shrewsbury, from 1992 to
The Rt Hon Lord Paul of Marylebone, PC has been Chancellor of
the University since 1998.
The role of Chancellor is as a figurehead of the institution; to
preside over the University's ceremonial occasions and to act as
Ambassador of the University.
Lord (Swraj) Paul, Chairman of Caparo Group, is a leading
businessman and an active member of the House of Lords. Born in
Jalandhar, India in 1931, he was educated at Punjab University and
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
Lord Paul came to the UK in 1966 and in 1968 founded Caparo
Group, the UK based industrial company with operations in Europe,
Asia and North America. He was raised to the Peerage as Baron Paul
of Marylebone in August 1996 and is a member of two House of Lords
Select Committees - Economic Affairs and European Union: Internal
He sits on the Board of the London Development Agency and
appointed Chair of the Olympic Delivery Committee for London 2012,
and is a member of the British Olympic Association Advisory
Lord Paul holds 15 honorary degrees from across Academe in
recognition of his contributions to business, the economy and his
social and charitable works. He is co-chairman of the India-UK
Round Table 2000-2005, and was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the
Government of India in 1983.
In July 2009 he was appointed as a member of the Privy Council
by the Queen, with his full title becoming The Rt Hon Lord
Paul of Marylebone.
He has published the following:
The Chancellor may be contacted in writing, care of A.W. Lee,
Clerk to the Board of Governors and University Secretary,
University of Wolverhampton Wulfruna Street Wolverhampton WV1
University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY
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