University of Bath

Sir Julian Horn-Smith Pro-Chancellor

Pro-Chancellors play a key role in the institution but do not become involved in day-today executive management.


Sir Julian Horn-Smith is a business man. He was a member of the founding management team of Vodafone Group plc and is considered to be one of the principal architects in the development of Vodafone's International Strategy. He retired from the Vodafone Board in July 2006, where he held the title Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Group Chief Operating Officer.

Sir Julian remains in the global telecom sector as a Senior Adivsor to UBS Investment Bank, in London, Senior Advisor to CVC (Telecoms and Media), a Member of the Board of Digicel (the leading Caribbean and Pacific Operator), a Director on the Advisory Board of Veon Limited (a Public Company quoted in Amsterdam), a Member of the Advisory Board of LetterOne Technology and a Senior Advisor to Alix Partners.

He is a Pro-Chancellor at University of Bath and chairs the University's School of Mangement Advisory Board. He is the Founder and Co-Chair of The TATLIDiL Conference (British and Turkish Conference), with the Rt Hon Jack Straw.

In 2004 he received a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to international telecommunications.

During his career in international telecommunications Sir Julian has served as a Director of a number of well known company boards, including: Lloyds Banking Group plc, Smiths Group, China Mobile, eAccess in Japan, Acer Inc, De la Rue plc, Verizon Wireless, SFR in France and Chairman of the Mannesmann Management Board and subsequently, the Mannesmann Supervisory Board.