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Gordon McKenzie

Professor Dominic Shellard
GuildHE
Chief Executive

As Chief Executive, Gordon is responsible for leading and developing GuildHE as a key representative and advocacy body in the higher education sector.

Gordon advises the Chair, Executive and Council Members on developing and implementing GuildHE policies and strategy and leads on communicating with government and other stakeholders on higher education issues.

Prior to joining GuildHE, Gordon was Deputy Director, HE Strategy and Policy at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. As a senior civil servant, Gordon worked at a high level in government higher education policy for almost a decade. He has experience handling sensitive areas including the implementation of the Browne review on higher education funding and successive government spending reviews. He has also worked with a range of ministers on innovative policies including tackling an increase in graduate unemployment and encouraging the growth of a more competitive sector.

Blog

Setting up the Office for Students: what's new?

19 October 2017
UUK's William Hammonds highlights key points for the higher education sector in the consulation for the new regulatory framework for the Office for Students.

A step-change in tackling sexual violence

17 October 2017
Owen Adams, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Colleges and Student Experience) and Chair of the Sexual Violence and Misconduct Operations Group, Durham University, discusses steps that universities have taken to address sexual violence and misconduct.