Pro Vice-Chancellor (Partnerships)
Wrexham Glyndwr University

Professor Aulay Mackenzie's academic background is in Evolutionary and Population Ecology (BSc (Hons) Edinburgh, PhD East Anglia), and he was for 21 years a faculty member of the School of Biological Sciences at University of Essex teaching and researching in this area.

Currently, Professor Mackenzie is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Partnerships) at Wrexham Glyndwr University. Previously, he held roles as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Partnerships) at Teesside University, the Principal of the Edge Hotel School and the Dean of Academic Partnerships at University of Essex. He has extensive experience in the development and oversight of educational partnerships, both in the United Kingdom (UK) and overseas.

Professor Mackenzie has been involved in higher education quality assurance processes with the UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, acting as an auditor, reviewer and review manager under a number of different methodologies (including Degree Awarding Powers) and including reviews of the University of Oxford, Loughborough University, former Leeds Metropolitan University, BPP University, Birkbeck, University of London and Cardiff University as well as a number of private colleges. He is currently the Chair of the Council for Validating Universities, a higher education sector body.

Professor Mackenzie is also an expert in technology-enhanced learning and online and blended delivery of higher education. He spent two years in the private sector leading a Bertelsmann-backed venture in this space.