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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

The HEFCE domain - - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.


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About the group

The TDG aims to embed the principles of the Transparent Approach to Costing (TRAC) throughout the UK higher education sector, and ensure that TRAC and any associated methodologies are fit for use by funding bodies and by institutions.

The group works with a range of organisations, but in particular aims to serve the interests of TRAC practitioners, policy and strategic managers at institutions, and funding organisations.

TDG forms part of a two-tier structure that governs financial sustainability in the HE sector, supporting the Financial Sustainability Strategy Group (FSSG).

Further information

If you have not found the information you need, please contact the TRAC Support Unit.

TDG terms of reference, aim and objectives

TDG membership

Chair of TDG

Ian Creagh

Chair (formerly Vice-President Operations and College Secretary; King’s College London)

Members from institutions

Professor Neville J. Ford

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic); University of Chester

Jon Frost

Director of Finance and Risk; University of South Wales

David Hall

Registrar and Secretary; University of Leicester

Catherine Jones

Costing and Pricing Accountant; University of Hull

Professor Jane Harrington

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost; University of the West of England

Professor Neal Juster

Senior Vice-Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor; University of Glasgow

Greg Langston

Assistant Finance Director; Coventry University

Jeremy Lindley

Finance Director; University of York

Sarah Randall-Paley

Director of Finance; Lancaster University

Professor Jane Saffell

Deputy Principal, Education; St George's, University of London

Ewa Szynkowska

Head of Financial Accounting; Imperial College London

Graham Willard

Senior Finance Analyst (TRAC); UCL

Members from funders and sector bodies

Liz Furey

Director of Finance, Harper Adams University: GuildHE

Chris Hale

Director of Policy, Universities UK

Steve Keightley

Senior Financial Analyst, Scottish Funding Council

Olivia Kew-Fickus

Director of Strategic Planning, University of Birmingham: Higher Education Strategic Planners Association (HESPA)

Gareth MacDonald

Head of Funding Assurance, Research Councils UK

Karen Sergiou

Director Research Services, University College London: Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA)

Heather Williams

Finance Consultant, HEFCE

Page last updated 27 March 2018