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HEFCE Board member
Biography and registered interests

Professor Atkins joined HEFCE as Chief Executive from 1 January 2014 having previously been a member of the HEFCE Board. Her background includes reading Law and History at the University of Cambridge, completing a PhD at the University of Nottingham, and teaching in a large comprehensive school in Huntingdon. Following various senior positions at the University of Newcastle, including Pro-Vice-Chancellor, she was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Coventry between 2004 and December 2013. 

Date appointed to the Board: 26 October 2009

Organisation in which interest existsNature of interest (directorship, shareholding, membership, etc.)
Engineering Council Associate
NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) Operating Company also known as NOC - a registered charity (no 1144091) Trustee and Board member
NESTA Finance and Audit Committee Member
NESTA Innovation Lab Committee Member
West Midlands Lieutenancy  Deputy Lieutenant
Girton College, Cambridge University Honorary Fellow
Academy of Social Sciences Fellow



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