In 2004 he spearheaded an abortive attempt to merge Imperial College with University College London.
He also controversially supported the lifting of the £3,000 cap on tuition fees and instead allowing the universities to set fees at anything up to £10,000, a proposal opposed by many student-representing societies.
In March 2006 his salary became the centre of attention amongst Imperial College staff and students after the students' union newspaper, FELIX, published a front page article highlighting how much he was paid. Sir Richard received a salary £305,000 a year, the second highest among university principals after Professor Laura Tyson, dean of the London Business School.
On July 1st, 2008, he was succeeded as Rector of Imperial College by Professor Roy Anderson.
In September 2008 he was appointed Chair of NHS London.
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