Elizabeth Esteve-Coll, director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, will become vice-chancellor of the University of East Anglia when Professor Derek Burke retires in September. She will be one of only a handful of women vice-chancellors among the 123 British universities.
Professor Christine King, a pro vice-chancellor at Staffordshire University, will become vice-chancellor of the university when Keith Thompson retires at the end of August.
Professor Gajendra Verma, dean of the research and graduate school in education, Manchester University, has been appointed to the historic Sarah Fielden chair of education at the university which was established in 1899.
East Sussex has made the following appointments: Elizabeth Coleman, formerly head of Queen Elizabeth's Girls School, Barnet, Hertfordshire is now head of Stanley Deason School, Brighton. Philip Stephenson, formerly an advisory teacher for East Sussex, is now head of Westfield Primary School, Hastings.
Jeremy Bridgeland, head of Ardvreck Preparatory School, Crieff, Tayside has been appointed head of Prestfelde Preparatory School for Boys, Shrewsbury, succeeding Robin Trimby who retires in September.
Gillian Case, Upper IV year tutor and professional development and appraisal co-ordinator at Bolton School Girls' Division, will succeed June Tracey as head of S Hilary's School, Alderley Edge, Cheshire on April 1.
Ann Williams, formerly head of Stratford House School, Bickley, Bromley, Kent has been appointed head of West Heath School, Sevenoaks.
Andrew Summers, formerly managing director of RHM Foods and chief executive of the Management Charter Initiative, has been appointed chief executive of the relaunched Design Council.
Don Waters, formerly a director at the Grant Maintained Schools Centre, has joined the education group at Neville Russell, chartered accountants, where he will advise GM schools on their contracts with staff, personnel policies and employment law and regulation.
David Oxley, chair of the Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Sports Council, has been elected to the board of governors at Bishop Burton College, near Beverley.