Membership and terms of reference
|Chris Brodie||Chair of the SLC Board (co Chair)|
|Tim Melville Ross||Chair of the HEFCE Board (co Chair)|
|Sue Ambler||Head of Education and Training, Health Education England|
|Professor Madeleine Atkins||Chief Executive, HEFCE|
|Douglas Blackstock||Chief Executive, QAA or nominee|
|Oliver Carlisle||Home Office, UK Visas and Immigration|
|Paul Clark||Chief Executive, Higher Education Statistics Agency|
|Judy Clements||Independent Adjudicator and Chief Executive, OIA or nominee|
|Nicola Dandridge||Chief Executive, Universities UK or nominee|
|Martin Doel||Chief Executive, Association of Colleges or nominee|
|Megan Dunn||President, National Union of Students|
|Professor Les Ebdon||Director of Fair Access, OFFA or nominee|
|Steve Lamey||Chief Executive SLC|
|Susan Lapworth||Director of Regulation and Assurance, HEFCE|
|Gordon McKenzie||Chief Executive, GuildHE or nominee|
|Helen Thorne||Director of Policy, UCAS|
|David Wallace||Deputy Chief Executive SLC|
|Stephen Jones, Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, HE Directorate|
The Regulatory Partnership Group (RPG) exists to act as a forum to discuss and develop advice on the regulatory environment for higher education in England for consideration by the government and the boards of the partner organisations.
The group brings together representatives of the organisations involved in the regulatory framework for higher education in England, including those organisations that undertake independent regulation of higher education in England, those whose activities facilitate such regulation, and those that represent higher education providers and students. Each organisation has its own role and some have powers within the regulatory framework, and those powers reside with their respective boards.
The role of the RPG is to act as a forum to facilitate exchange of views between the member organisations in the interests of safeguarding public investment in higher education, protecting the student interest, and securing better regulation.
As a result of the expertise represented on the group, these discussions can lead to the formulation of advice to government or recommendations to the boards of the partner organisations on developments within the funding and regulatory environment, in areas where a broad sector perspective is required, such as the data and information landscape or matters related to fraud and irregularity.
The membership is drawn from the regulatory agencies, facilitating organisations, and bodies that represent higher education providers and students.
The group meets regularly and will review its operation at the end of 2015.