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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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Tim joined the HEFCE Board as its Chair in January 2008. Before joining HEFCE, Tim was Chair of Council at the University of Essex.  He has also been Chief Executive of the Nationwide Building Society, Director General of the Institute of Directors, and Chair of Investors in People UK. In 2005 he was awarded the CBE for services to workplace learning and development.

Tim chairs Royal London Insurance and the Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust, and is a member of the Institute of Business Ethics Advisory Council.


HEFCE Board membership