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HEFCW Council member biography

Dr David Blaney - Chief Executive

Dr David Blaney

Appointment: October 2012

David was born and raised in Essex, took a first degree in Business Studies, an MBA and a doctorate from Cardiff focusing on the management of higher education.

After completing his first degree, David lectured for two years in Business Information Systems at Humberside, following which he moved to Wolverhampton for three years to lecture in Information Systems Management. Having been promoted to Principal Lecturer at Wolverhampton, David moved in 1993 to a corporate academic development role at Gwent College of HE (which became University of Wales, Newport). Over a 12 year period at University of Wales, Newport, David held a number of roles including Head of Academic Development, Director of Quality and Assistant Principal (Academic), in addition to playing a substantial role in the federal University of Wales as a member of Court, Council, the Academic Board and a range of other committees.

David moved to the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales in 2005 as Head of Funding and Reconfiguration, was promoted in 2007 to the role of Director of Strategic Development and became Chief Executive in 2012.

Declared interests
Organisation in which interest existsNature of interest
1. Higher Education AcademyFellow
2. Cardiff UniversityDaughter studying at the University

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