My health news - 2 December 2021
I am writing to let you know that I need to step back from day to day and public activities for some months to look after myself while I receive treatment for cancer. My doctors believe that my prognosis is good although this will require surgery and chemotherapy.
As my right-hand, our Provost Ian will deputise for me at a number of functions and activities aided by our able Vice Provosts Emma and Mary and our outstanding Deans. Thanks to our facility with remote working, I will be there for our leadership team and actively involved throughout in key decisions and strategic matters. I will also keep in close contact with our Chair, John Allan and my successor Hugh Brady to assist with the upcoming transition and be available for others as needed.
I look forward to being back in full force soon and to seeing many of you as and when I am able. Thank you for your support of Imperial’s outstanding leadership team.
Professor Alice Gast, President