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HEFCE Board member
Biography and registered interests

Sir Tim Melville-Ross was originally appointed as Chair of the HEFCE Board in January 2008 by the then Minister of State for Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education. His current term of office will cease on 31 March 2018.

Until joining HEFCE, Sir Tim Melville-Ross chaired the Council of the University of Essex. He currently chairs the Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and, in addition, is President of the Institute of Business Ethics. Previously, he was the Chief Executive of the Nationwide Building Society, Director General of the Institute of Directors, chair of Investors in People UK, and chair of Royal London Insurance. 

Sir Tim's home is in London. As well as family commitments, his interests include tennis, reading and theatre.

He was awarded a knighthood in 2018 for services to higher education.

Date appointed to the Board: 1 January 2008 

Organisation in which interests existsNature of interest
Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Chair
Institute of Business Ethics President
Lowe Guardians Ambassador

Page last updated 2 January 2018