Our people

Senior staff

Professor Julia Buckingham

Professor Julia Buckingham CBE

President
Universities UK
Alistair Jarvis

Alistair Jarvis

Chief Executive
Universities UK
Nicky Old

Nicky Old

Director, Communications and External Relations
Universities UK
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
Jo Attwooll

Jo Attwooll

Chief of Staff
Universities UK
Alistair Sim

Alastair Sim

Director, Universities Scotland
Universities Scotland
Amanda Wilkinson

Amanda Wilkinson

Director, Universities Wales
Universities Wales
Vivienne Stern

Vivienne Stern

Director
Universities UK International

Policy researchers

Daniel Hurley

Dan Hurley

Policy Manager
Universities UK
Greg Wade

Greg Wade

Policy Manager
Universities UK
Samuel Roseveare

Samuel Roseveare

Policy Manager
Universities UK
Stuart McLean

Stuart McLean

Head of Pensions
Universities UK
Amy Dicks

Amy Dicks

Policy Researcher
Universities UK
Amy Smail

Amy Smail

Policy Researcher
Universities UK

Policy analysts

Julie Tam

Julie Tam

Deputy Director of Policy
Universities UK

Stephanie Harris

Policy Manager
Universities UK
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Charlotte Coyte

Policy Analyst
Universities UK
Jovan Luzajic

Jovan Luzajic

Senior Policy Analyst
Universities UK
Saoirse Mallorie

Saoirse Mallorie

Policy Analyst
Universities UK

Communications

Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson

Deputy Director of Communications and External Relations
Universities UK
Steven Jefferies

Steven Jefferies

Communications Manager
Universities UK
Luke Adcock

Luke Adcock

Digital & Campaigns Assistant
Universities UK

Political affairs

Karmjit Kaur

Karmjit Kaur

Assistant Director, Political Affairs
Universities UK
Harriet Jones

Harriet Jones

Senior Political Affairs Officer
Universities UK

Press

Jo Hindle

Jo Hindle

Head of Media
Universities UK
Clara Plackett

Clara Plackett

Senior Press and Social Media Officer
Universities UK
Luke Lambert

Luke Lambert

Press and Social Media Officer
Universities UK

Universities UK International

Katherine Allinson

Policy Researcher
Universities UK International
Jamie Arrowsmith

Jamie Arrowsmith

Assistant Director, Policy
Universities UK International
Samanta Bonelli

Samanta Bonelli

Policy Officer, Americas
Universities UK International

Richard Grubb

Senior Policy Officer, Sub-Saharan Africa & International Development
Universities UK International

Catriona Hanks

Outward Student Mobility Lead
Universities UK International

Anne-May Janssen

Head of European Engagement
Universities UK International

Peter Mason

Policy Manager, Europe (Research and Innovation)
Universities UK International
Isabel Mealey

Isabel Mealey

Policy Officer, Asia
Universities UK International
Nicholas Mithen

Nicholas Mithen

Policy Officer, Asia
Universities UK International

Isabel O'Hagan

International Partnerships Officer
Universities UK International

Jashwanti Parmar

Executive Assistant to the Director
Universities UK International

Celia Partridge

Assistant Director, Partnerships and Mobility
Universities UK International
Anila Ramanlal

Anila Ramanlal

Administrator, Communications
Universities UK International
Eduardo Ramos

Eduardo Ramos

Head of Transnational Education
Universities UK International
Griff Ryan

Griff Ryan

Transnational Education Projects Officer
Universities UK International
Rachel Sara-Kennedy

Rachael Sara-Kennedy

Head of Strategic Partnerships
Universities UK International
Donna Taibe

Donna Taibe

Admin and Events Coordinator
Universities UK International
Joana Westphal

Joana Westphal

Policy Officer, Middle East and North Africa
Universities UK International
Gwen Williams

Gwen Williams

International Policy Adviser
Universities Wales and Universities UK International

Universities UK International Press

Annie Bell

Communications Manager
Universities UK International

Events

Esther Dudley

Head of Events and Engagement
Universities UK
Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Events Producer
Universities UK

Operations

Jessica Pugh

Jessica Pugh

Head of Finance
Universities UK

Human resources

Jackie Wallace

Head of Human Resources
Universities UK

Guest blogger

David Phoenix

Professor David Phoenix

Vice-Chancellor
London South Bank University (LSBU)
Ned Costello

Ned Costello

CEO
IUA, the Irish universities’ representation
Steve West

Professor Steve West

Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive
University of the West of England, Bristol
Professor Geoff Layer

Professor Dame Janet Beer

Former Universities UK President
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
Nigel Healey

Professor Nigel Healey

Vice-Chancellor
Fiji National University
Rod Bristow

Fabrizio Trifiro

Manager (International)
Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
Professor Dominic Shellard

Professor Dominic Shellard

Vice-Chancellor
De Montfort University
Professor Dominic Shellard

Gordon McKenzie

Chief Executive
GuildHE
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

Former President and Vice-Chancellor
University of Sheffield

David Copping

Partner
Farrer & Co LLP

Paul Fear

Chief Executive
British Accreditation Council

Dr Vicky Lewis

Higher education consultant
Vicky Lewis Consulting

Peter Dickinson

Associate Director
W-ECD
Bryony Bates

Bryony Bates

Project coordinator
British Council

Mirela Bardi

Associate Professor
Bucharest University of Economic Studies
Peter Horrocks

Peter Horrocks

Former Vice-Chancellor
The Open University
Professor Adam Tickell

Professor Adam Tickell

University of Sussex
Vice-Chancellor

Dan Lucas

Producer
BBC

Sharyn Bennett

Global Mobility Manager
Edinburgh Napier University
Sandra Kerr

Sandra Kerr OBE

Race Equality Director
Business in the Community

Rebecca Murray

Director
Article 26

Elliot Howells

Technology Solutions Professional
Microsoft

Amanda Crameri

Head of the Higher Education Sector
Movetia

Simon Marginson

Professor of International Higher Education
University College London

Rajay Naik

Chief Executive Officer (Europe)
Keypath Education

Gordon Slaven

Managing Director
Slaven Consultancy Services

Ed Dixon

Group Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director
Sannam S4

Lawrence Cate

Computer Science Student
University of Nottingham
Petra Wilton

Petra Wilton

Director of Strategy and External Affairs
Chartered Management Institute

Jacqueline Armit

Deputy Head of Global Mobility
King's College London

Chris Millward

Director for Fair Access and Participation
Office for Students

Baroness Valerie Amos

Director
SOAS, University of London

Charmaine Valente

Funding Information Partner Account Manager
Student Loans Company
Alec Cameron

Professor Alec Cameron

Vice-Chancellor
Aston University

Lara Carmona

Associate Director of Policy & Public Affairs
The Royal College of Nursing

James Murray

Father of Ben Murray

Professor Toby Wilkinson

Deputy Vice-Chancellor
University of Lincoln
David Isaac

David Isaac

Chair
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Ian Hynes

Ian Hynes

Chief Executive Officer
Intersol Global

Stuart Rimmer

Chief Executive Officer
East Coast College

Andy Winter

Campus Life Director
University of Nottingham

Professor Nick Petford

Vice-Chancellor
University of Northampton

Dave Gorman

Director of Social Responsibility and Sustainability
University of Edinburgh

Martin Farley

Sustainable Labs Adviser
UCL
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Hilary Pilkington

Professor of Sociology
University of Manchester
William Hammonds

William Hammonds

Former Policy Manager
Universities UK
Emily Judson

Emily Judson

Former Policy Officer, Middle East and North Africa
Universities UK International

Tomas Soltinsky

Astrophysics Student
The University of Edinburgh
Gedminte Mikulenaite

Gedminte Mikulenaite

Former Policy Researcher
Universities UK