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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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Board members

Click on each Board member's name to see a biography and list of registered interests.


Sir Tim Melville-Ross

Chief Executive

Professor Madeleine Atkins CBE


Professor Sir Keith Burnett CBE FRS Vice-Chancellor, University of Sheffield

Martin Coleman

Former Global Head of Competition, Norton Rose Fulbright

Gurpreet Dehal

Non-Executive Director
Professor Anne Greenough Professor of Neonatology and Clinical Respiratory Physiology, King's College London

Kate Lander

Director of Strategy and Operations, Eukleia & LEO Learning

Professor Carl Lygo

Former Vice-Chancellor, BPP University
Graeme Osborn Employee of the Graduate Students' Association, University of York

David Palfreyman OBE

Bursar of New College, University of Oxford
Mark Robson Senior Adviser, Bank of England
Hugh Ross Former NHS Trust Chief Executive
Professor Mary Stuart Vice-Chancellor, University of Lincoln
Sara Weller Non-Executive Director, Lloyds Bank, United Utilities

Professor Steven West CBE

Vice-Chancellor, CEO and President, University of the West of England


Dr Philippa Lloyd  Director General, People and Strategy, Department for Education


Dr John Kemp Interim Chief Executive, Scottish Funding Council
Shakira Martin National President, National Union of Students
Heather Cousins Deputy Secretary, Department for the Economy, Northern Ireland
Dr David Blaney  Chief Executive, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales

Clerk to the Board

Ian Gross

Further information

For further information contact Paula McLeod, email, tel 0117 931 7345.

Page last updated 2 January 2018