Our people

Senior staff

Professor Geoff Layer

Professor Janet Beer

President
Universities UK
Alistair Jarvis

Alistair Jarvis

Chief Executive
Universities UK
Nicky Old

Nicky Old

Director, Communications and External Relations
Universities UK
Vivienne Stern

Vivienne Stern

Director
Universities UK International
Chris Hale

Chris Hale

Director of Policy
Universities UK
Antoinette Titchener-Hooker

Antoinette Titchener-Hooker

Director of Member Services
Universities UK
Claire Pearce

Claire Pearce

Director of Operations
Universities UK
Alistair Sim

Alastair Sim

Director, Universities Scotland
Universities Scotland
Amanda Wilkinson

Amanda Wilkinson

Director, Universities Wales
Universities Wales

Policy researchers

Emily Darian

Emily Darian

Policy Researcher
Universities UK
Greg Wade

Greg Wade

Programme Manager
Universities UK
James Ransom

James Ransom

Policy Researcher
Universities UK
John de Pury

John de Pury

Assistant Director
Universities UK
Mary Lambe

Mary Lambe

Senior Policy Lead - Pensions
Universities UK
Rosalind Lowe

Rosalind Lowe

Policy Researcher
Universities UK
Gedminte Mikulenaite

Gedminte Mikulenaite

Policy Officer (Mental Health)
Universities UK
Max Hastings

Max Hastings

Policy Researcher
Universities UK
Samuel Roseveare

Samuel Roseveare

Policy Researcher
Universities UK
Fiona Waye

Fiona Waye

Senior Policy Lead - Inclusion, Equality and Diversity
Universities UK
William Hammonds

William Hammonds

Programme Manager
Universities UK

Policy analysts

Julie Tam

Julie Tam

Assistant Director of Policy
Universities UK
Eleanor Jubb

Eleanor Jubb

Policy Analyst
Universities UK

Stephanie Harris

Policy Analyst
Universities UK
Jovan Luzajic

Jovan Luzajic

Senior Policy Analyst
Universities UK
Martina Tortis

Martina Tortis

Policy Analyst
Universities UK

Communications

Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson

Deputy Director and Head of Communications and Campaigns
Universities UK
Steven Jefferies

Steven Jefferies

Senior Communications Officer
Universities UK
Joshua Hastings

Joshua Hastings

Digital Content Officer
Universities UK

Political affairs

Karmjit Kaur

Karmjit Kaur

Head of Political Affairs
Universities UK

Mark Condren

Political Affairs Officer
Universities UK

Press

Gareth Morgan

Gareth Morgan

Media Relations Manager
Universities UK
Clara Plackett

Clara Plackett

Press and Social Media Officer
Universities UK

Member services

Khanisa Riaz

Khanisa Riaz

Member Services Officer and Secretary to the Board
Universities UK

Universities UK International

Jamie Arrowsmith

Jamie Arrowsmith

Assistant Director, Policy
Universities UK International

Celia Partridge

Assistant Director, Partnerships and Mobility
Universities UK International

Miranda Thomas

Head of External Affairs
Universities UK International

Catriona Hanks

Outward Student Mobility - Policy Lead
Universities UK International

Anne-May Janssen

Head of European Engagement
Universities UK International
Sean O'Connor

Sean O'Connor

Head of International Engagement (non-EU)
Universities UK International
Donna Taibe

Donna Taibe

Mobility Programmes Administrator
Universities UK International
Emily Judson

Emily Judson

Policy Officer, Middle East and North Africa
Universities UK International

Liz Foggitt

Communications Officer
Universities UK International
Gwen Williams

Gwen Williams

International Policy Adviser
Universities UK International

Jashwanti Parmar

Executive Assistant to the Director
Universities UK International

Joseph Taylor

Senior Policy Officer, Asia
Universities UK International

Katherine Allinson

Policy Researcher
Universities UK International

Katarina Bilikova

Administrator
Universities UK International
Raegan Hiles

Leo Boe

Transnational Education - Policy Lead
Universities UK International
Marta Lezzerini

Marta Lezzerini

International Partnerships Officer
Universities UK International

Mostafa Al-Mossallami

Development Policy and Partnerships Manager
Universities UK International

Peter Mason

Policy Manager, Europe (Research and Innovation)
Universities UK International
Rachel Sara-Kennedy

Rachael Sara-Kennedy

Head of International Partnerships
Universities UK International
Raegan Hiles

Raegan Hiles

Head of Outbound Mobilities Programmes
Universities UK International

Richard Grubb

Policy Officer, South Asia
Universities UK International
Safia Thioune

Safia Thioune

Policy Officer, Americas
Universities UK International
Sarah Moody

Sarah Moody

Business Manager
Universities UK International

Stephanie Kleynhans

Policy Officer, Europe
Universities UK International

Events

Rachael Firth

Rachael Firth

Head of Events and Conferences
Universities UK
Holly Wildish-Jones

Holly Wildish-Jones

Events and Marketing Assistant
Universities UK
Agnes Jacobs

Agnes Jacobs

Events Producer
Universities UK
Katie Ross

Katie Ross

Events Officer
Universities UK

Operations

Jessica Pugh

Jessica Pugh

Head of Finance
Universities UK

Human resources

Jackie Wallace

Head of Human Resources
Universities UK
Racel Rice

Rachel Rice

Human Resources Officer
Universities UK

Guest blogger

Julia Goodfellow

Julia Goodfellow

Former Universities UK President
Universities UK
Nicola Dandridge

Nicola Dandridge

Former Chief Executive
Universities UK
Davina Foord

Davina Foord

Former Policy Researcher
Universities UK
Ian Morton

Ian Morton

Former Campaigns Manager
Universities UK
Chris Husbands

Professor Chris Husbands

Vice-Chancellor
Sheffield Hallam University
Anthony Seldon

Sir Anthony Seldon

Vice-Chancellor
University of Buckingham
David Phoenix

Professor David Phoenix

Vice-Chancellor
London South Bank University (LSBU)
Graham Towl

Professor Graham Towl

Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Durham University & Chair, SVTF
Durham University
Pete Vukusic

Professor Pete Vukusic

Associate Dean for Education, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
University of Exeter
Ruth South

Ruth South

Head of Graduate, Apprentice and Placement (GAP) Programmes
Capgemini UK Plc
Ned Costello

Ned Costello

CEO
IUA, the Irish universities’ representation
Stephen Wordsworth

Stephen Wordsworth

Executive Director
Council for At-Risk Academics (Cara)
Steve West

Professor Steve West

Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive
University of the West of England
David Richardson

David Richardson

Vice-Chancellor
University of East Anglia
Steve Ballinger

Steve Ballinger

Director of Communications
British Future
Paul Manners

Paul Manners

Director
National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement
Maria Lorenzini

Maria Lorenzini

Director of Student Experience
Bangor University
Paul Marshall

Dr Paul Marshall

Group Business Development Director
UPP
Julian Beer

Professor Julian Beer

Pro-Vice-Chancellor
Birmingham City University
Aldwyn Cooper

Professor Aldwyn Cooper

Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive
Regent's University London
Ruth South

Janet Graham

Director
Supporting Professionalism in Admissions

Professor Edward Peck

Vice-Chancellor
Nottingham Trent University
Professor Simon Gaskall

Professor Simon Gaskell

President and Principal
Queen Mary University of London

Dr Jane Valentine

Director, Extended Medical Degree Programme
King's College London

Rosie Tressler

Chief Executive
Student Minds

Gaenor Bagley

Head of Corporate Purpose
PwC
Steve Ballinger

Sarah Gibson

Student
University of Kent
Steve Ballinger

Summer Prior

Student
University of Kent
Professor Geoff Layer

Professor Geoff Layer

Vice-Chancellor
University of Wolverhampton

Lucy Findlay

Managing Director
Social Enterprise Mark CIC
Steve Ballinger

David Brown

Executive Director
Union of Jewish Students
Gilmar Queiros

Gilmar Queiros

Policy Intern – HE Trailblazer
Universities UK

Helen Campbell

Senior Clinical Scientist
Public Health England

Professor Paul O'Prey

Vice-Chancellor
University of Roehampton

Francis Wight

Network Development Director
Student Hubs

Susan Mueller

Project Director, HE
Stand Alone
Sir David Bell

Sir David Bell

Vice-Chancellor
University of Reading
Rod Bristow

Rod Bristow

President
Pearson UK & Core Markets
Rod Bristow

Gulshin Ijaz

Organisational Development Manager
Queen Mary University of London
Rod Bristow

Dan Cook

Head of Data Policy and Development
Higher Education Statistics Agency
Rod Bristow

Rachel Merola

Senior Researcher
Observatory on Borderless Higher Education
Rod Bristow

Professor Helen O'Sullivan

Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Online Learning
University of Liverpool
Rod Bristow

Professor Nigel Healey

Vice-Chancellor
Fiji National University
Rod Bristow

Fabrizio Trifiro

Manager (International)
Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
Rod Bristow

Janet Ilieva

Founder and Director
Education Insight
Nadia Johnson

Nadia Johnson

Degree apprentice
Manchester Metropolitan University and Thales UK
Quintin McKellar

Professor Quintin McKellar

Vice-Chancellor
University of Hertfordshire
Professor Dominic Shellard

Professor Dominic Shellard

Vice-Chancellor
De Montfort University
Professor Robert Allison

Professor Robert Allison

Vice-Chancellor and President
Loughborough University
Ed Whiting

Ed Whiting

Director of Policy and Chief of Staff
Wellcome Trust
David Richardson

Nigel Carrington

Vice-Chancellor
University of the Arts London
Professor Dominic Shellard

Gordon McKenzie

Chief Executive
GuildHE
Professor Dominic Shellard

Andrew Buckley

Chief Executive
RTC North
Professor Karen Stanton

Professor Karen Stanton

Vice-Chancellor
York St John University
Fiyaz Mughal

Fiyaz Mughal

Founder and Director, 2011–16
Tell MAMA
Paul Layzell

Professor Paul Layzell

Principal
Royal Holloway, University of London
Ross Smith

Ross Smith

Director of Policy
North East England Chamber of Commerce
Pete Mercer

Pete Mercer

Group Manager, Member Programmes
Stonewall
Dean Hristov

Dr. Dean Hristov

Global Talent Research Analyst
Bournemouth University

Dr. Sonal Minocha

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Global Engagement
Bournemouth University

Katie Duncan

Head of Communications
Hotcourses Group

Professor Sir Keith Burnett

President and Vice-Chancellor
University of Sheffield
Professor Koen Lamberts

Professor Koen Lamberts

Vice-Chancellor and President
University of York

David Copping

Partner
Farrer & Co LLP

Paul Fear

Chief Executive
British Accreditation Council

William Lawton

International higher education consultant

Neil Kemp

International education consultant

Dr Vicky Lewis

Higher education consultant
Vicky Lewis Consulting

Peter Dickinson

Associate Director
W-ECD
John Chevers

John Chevers

Activity Leader (International and Business Development)
GÉANT
Richard Garrett

Richard Garrett

Director
Observatory on Borderless Higher Education
Matthew Hornshaw

Matthew Hornshaw

Managing Director
MGH Educational Consultancy
Barbara Howell

Barbara Howell

Associate Dean (International)
Coventry University
Kate Gillen

Kate Gillen

Director of Educational Partnerships
Teesside University
Robin Mellors-Bourne

Robin Mellors-Bourne

Research Director
Careers Research & Advisory Centre (CRAC)
Steve Woodfield

Steve Woodfield

Associate Professor
Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice (CHERP). Kingston University
Celia Moran

Celia Moran

Director (Academic Quality and Partnerships)
University of Bradford
Ian-Richardson

Ian Richardson

Quality and Governance Manager
Leeds Beckett University
Dr Esther Wilkinson

Dr Esther Wilkinson

Head of International
Jisc
Bryony Bates

Bryony Bates

Project coordinator
British Council

Mirela Bardi

Associate Professor
Bucharest University of Economic Studies
Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer

Chief Executive
MIND
Peter Horrocks

Peter Horrocks

Vice-Chancellor
The Open University
Owen Adams

Owen Adams

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Colleges and Student Experience)
Durham University
Dan Shah

Daniel Shah

Former Assistant Director, Policy
Universities UK International
Kate Jackson

Kate Jackson

Former Senior Political Affairs Officer
Universities UK
Alex Leonhardt

Alex Leonhardt

Former Senior Political Affairs Officer
Universities UK
David Adams

David Adams

Former Senior Communications Officer
Universities UK
Kathleen Henehan

Kathleen Henehan

Former ​Policy Analyst
Universities UK
Lisa Bungeroth

Lisa Bungeroth

Former Policy Manager – Europe, Research and Innovation
Universities UK International
Nadine Winskowski

Nadine Richard

Former Policy Analyst
Universities UK

Cleo Fatoorehchi

Former Communications Officer
Universities UK International