Our Council, of up to 12 members, focuses on strategic policy issues, major matters of substance and significance and maintaining oversight of our activities. Committees have been established to advise Council on particular areas of work.
We hold around eight Council meetings per calendar year. We also follow a cycle of visits to institutions and host a number of committee meetings and events.
All our Council business is conducted in accordance with its Standing Orders.
Upon appointment, Council members sign the HEFCW Council Members Code of Conduct, which includes an agreement to adhere to the Seven Principles of Public Life.
Council and Committee members are required to complete a declaration of interests form for the public register. A biography and the registered interests of each Council member is available by clicking on the member’s name.
Former Registrar and Deputy Chief Executive, University of Exeter
- Dr David Blaney
- Professor Aaqil Ahmed
Professor of Media, University of Bolton and former Head of Religion and Ethics at BBC and Channel 4
- Professor Tracy Bhamra
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Loughborough University
- James Davies
Executive Chair, Industry Wales
- Professor Christine Ennew
Provost, University of Warwick
- Dr John Graystone
Education consultant and former Chief Executive of Colegau Cymru/Colleges Wales
- Dr Peter Higson
Former senior civil servant
- Charlotte Hitchings
Chair, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
- Rob Humphreys
- Former Director of The Open University in Wales
- Professor Helen Marshall
- Vice-Chancellor, University of Salford
- Professor Mark Smith
- Vice-Chancellor, University of Southampton