HEDIIP Programme Board

The HEDIIP Programme Board includes representatives from the major stakeholder communities; funders and regulators, HE providers and their students, and the large-scale HE data processors. The Programme Board has an independent Chair.

The members of the HEDIIP Programme Board are:

  • Professor Neil Gorman (Chair)
  • David Sweeney – Director (Research, Education and Knowledge Exchange), HEFCE
  • Martin Fairbairn – Senior Director and Secretary to the Council, SFC
  • Bethan Owen – Director of Institutional Engagement, HEFCW
  • Trevor Cooper – Director of Higher Education, DEL
  • Will Spinks – Registrar, Secretary and Chief Operating Officer, University of Manchester
  • Mike Potter – Principal, Guildford College
  • Graeme Wise – Assistant Director of Policy, NUS
  • Will Hammonds, Policy Researcher, UUK
  • Paul Clark – Chief Executive, HESA
  • David Wallace – Deputy Chief Executive, SLC
  • Helen Thorne – Director of External Relations, UCAS
  • James Freed – Chief Information Officer, HEE

Observer: Stephen Meredith – Deputy Director HE Analysis, BIS

Terms of reference

The Higher Education Data & Information Improvement Programme Board will:

  1. propose and negotiate with the Sponsoring Group the vision, the strategic agenda and a coherent portfolio of work;
  2. support the Programme Director to deliver the programme;
  3. identify opportunities, benefits, risks and dependencies for the programme;
  4. provide oversight and monitoring of the programme against objectives;
  5. report to the HESA Board who are accountable to HEFCE in respect of HEDIIP funding and have statutory responsibilities with regard to the governance of HESA;
  6. embed the concept of sustainability in the projects taken forward by the programme;
  7. review the programme structure and governance arrangements on an agreed schedule;
  8. oversee and actively contribute to stakeholder engagement;
  9. promote a collaborative culture that will bring helpful pressure on stakeholders as difficulties arise;
  10. act as ambassadors for the project and champion the work of the programme amongst their respective communities.
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