Masters of the Bench
Professor Sir Malcolm Grant CBE
Full Title: Professor Sir Malcolm Grant CBECategory: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 20.7.2004
Call Date: 8.10.1998
Sir Malcolm Grant’s early career was as an academic lawyer. He was a law professor at UCL before his election to the Chair of Land Economy at Cambridge in 1991, and amongst his many publications he was the Editor of the Encyclopedia of Planning Law and Practice for 24 years from 1980. In 2003 he returned to UCL and served as President and Provost for 10 years. He was appointed founding chairman of NHS England in 2011. He is also Chancellor of the University of York, a trustee of Somerset House, a director of Genomics England Ltd and a UK Business Ambassador. He has served as Chair of the Local Government Commission for England, of the Agriculture and Environmental Biotechnology Commission and the Russell Group. He was appointed CBE in 2003 for services to planning and local government law; and to a knighthood in 2013 for services to higher education.