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HEFCE Board member
‌Biography and registered interests

Gurpreet graduated in Physics from Oxford University before completing his Masters in Applied Statistics from Birkbeck College, London University. He then spent over 20 years working initially as a Risk Manager, and then as a Chief Operating Officer, for trading and lending businesses within major investment banks. 

While at Credit Suisse (where he was a Managing Director within the Equities Division from 2009 to 2014), Gurpreet joined the University Council for Royal Holloway. This exposure to the Higher Education environment inspired him to retire from full-time banking to pursue and complete a Masters Degree, with Lancaster University, in the Research, Evaluation and Enhancement of Higher Education. 

In addition to his continued involvement with Royal Holloway, Gurpreet holds non-executive positions with the Valuation Office Agency, the Ministry of Defence and an NHS Clinical Commissioning Group - with a particular focus on risk, financial and audit matters relating to overall strategy.

Date appointed to the Board: 1 March 2017

Organisation in which interest existsNature of interest (directorship, shareholding, membership, etc.)
 Royal Holloway, University of London  Council Member
 Valuation Office Agency  Non-Executive Board Member
 Ministry of Defence  Audit Committee Member (Infrastructure Organisation)
 Surrey Health Clinical Commissioning Group  Audit Committee Member

Page last updated 5 April 2017