Professor Quintin McKellar


Professor McKellar has been the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Hertfordshire since 1 January 2011. His responsibilities include the day-to-day running of the institution, the delivery of strategic and operation plans, performance, its internal structure and organisation and its interface with external bodies and agencies.

He graduated from Glasgow University Veterinary School in 1981, then went on to gain his PhD in Veterinary Parasitology in 1984. In August 1997 Professor McKellar took up the post of Scientific Director of the Moredun Research Institute and Chief Executive of the Moredun Foundation.

In 2004, Professor McKellar was appointed Principal of The Royal Veterinary College of the University of London. In addition to being the Higher Education Representative on the Hertfordshire LEP Board, he is a member of the Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Science Advisory Council and Chair of the Biological and Biotechnological Research Council Animal Research Club.  He is chair of the Board of Trustees of the Pirbright Institute and a non-executive Director of the Animal Health Veterinary Laboratory Agency. He is a member of the Government Chief Scientist Steering Group on Animal and Plant Health in the UK. He is a Governor of Queenswood School.

Professor McKellar was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2011 for services to science. He was a distinguished researcher with interests in the pharmacology of anti-infective and anti-inflammatory drugs in domestic animals.