The FSSG aims to help the UK higher education sector understand, manage and communicate its academic and financial sustainability.
It also supports and enhances the sector’s understanding and development of management, governance and risk processes in the developing regulatory and funding environment for HE.
The group forms part of a two-tier structure that governs financial sustainability in the HE sector. It is supported by the TRAC Development Group (TDG).
The group reviews its terms of reference, aim and objectives regularly.
FSSG terms of reference, aims and objectives
Chair of FSSG
|Professor Mark E. Smith||Vice-Chancellor, Lancaster University|
|Gill Ball||Adviser to the Group (formerly Director of Finance, University of Birmingham)|
|Christian Brodie||Chairman of Council, University of Sussex (Committee of University Chairs)|
|Chris Cobb||Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Operations) and Chief Operating Officer, University of
London (Association of Heads of University Administration)
|Ian Creagh||Chair of TRAC Development Group (formerly Vice-President Operations and College Secretary, King’s College London)|
|Professor Sir Pete Downes||Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Dundee (Universities Scotland)|
|Paul Drabwell||Deputy Director, HE Research, Knowledge Exchange and Place, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy|
|Rebecca Endean||Director of Strategy, UK Research and Innovation|
|David Gage||Chair of the Board of Governors and Pro-Chancellor, Staffordshire University (Committee of University Chairs)|
|Professor David Green||Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, University of Worcester (GuildHE)|
|Professor John Hughes||Vice-Chancellor, Bangor University|
|Lorna MacDonald||Director of Finance, Scottish Funding Council|
|Andrew McConnell||Director of Finance, University of Huddersfield (Chair of Sustainability Metrics Steering Group)|
|Phil McNaull||Finance Director, University of Edinburgh (Chair of British Universities Finance Directors Group)|
|Bethan Owen||Director of Institutional Engagement, HEFCW|
|Bob Rabone||Adviser to the group (formerly Chief Financial Officer, University of Sheffield)|
|Professor Lisa Roberts||Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation, University of Leeds|
|Nolan Smith||Director of Finance, HEFCE|
|Julie Tam||Deputy Director of Policy, Universities UK|
|Professor Robert Van de Noort||Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Planning and Resource), University of Reading|
|Heather Williams||Finance Consultant, HEFCE (Programme manager)|
|Sophie Swainger||Finance Adviser, HEFCE (Secretary and project assistant)|