Jarvis is Acting Chief Executive of Universities UK (UUK).
In this capacity, Alistair continues to have strategic
oversight of UUK's communications and political affairs work, as well as its
operational services including revenue-generating activities. He works on senior external and political engagement, strategy and
development of the organisation. Currently Alistair is leading UUK’s work to
address the implications of Brexit, is coordinating activity to influence
immigration policy and is also chairing a programme board to enhance UUK’s
business infrastructure and systems.
taking up his current role, he was Director of Communications and External
Relations at Universities UK. Before joining UUK in 2013 he was a Director at
the University of Birmingham and has previously held communications,
campaigning and political relations roles for national organisations in both
the public and private sectors.
is also currently Deputy Chair of the board of Wonkhe, a higher
education policy media company; a member of the judging panel for the
Guardian University Awards; and is a fellow of the RSA.
He was educated at the Universities of Kent, Leicester and
the Institute of Education, University of London