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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

The HEFCE domain - - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.


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‌‌Biography and registered interests‌

Mario's academic background is in maths, statistics and operational research. Before joining HEFCE in 1991, he worked for Unilever Research, modelling markets, followed by the computer department of Lancaster University, supporting the university’s mathematics and statistics software.

He joined HEFCE as a Principal Analyst/Statistician responsible, among other things, for designing and implementing the infrastructure to support data collection systems and funding models. He became the Head of Funding and Analytical Services at HEFCE in 1999, and was a board member of the Information Authority from 2006 through to 2013.

Contact Mario Ferelli

Organisation in which interest existsNature of interest (directorship, shareholding, membership, etc.)
Lancaster University Alumni and former employee
Royal Statistical Society Former member

Page last updated 26 July 2017