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Alistair Jarvis

Alistair Jarvis
Universities UK
Acting Chief Executive

Alistair 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.

Before 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.

He 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