Dear Colleagues,

With regret I wanted to let you know that Luke Blair, Vice President Communications and Public Affairs, is leaving Imperial after four successful years. Luke has decided to return to professional consultancy and will be making further announcements about his next move in due course.

During his time at Imperial, Luke has transformed the Communications and Public Affairs division and led a number of highly successful projects such as the Great Exhibition Road Festival.

I hope you will join me in wishing him well. Due to holiday owed, Luke’s final day will be Friday 23 October.

Before we start the search for a replacement, we will be reviewing the structure and leadership of the CPA Division in the light of the current pressures on the College.

Best wishes,


Professor Alice P. Gast

President, Imperial College London