Alison Johns

Alison Johns

Alison was appointed Chief Executive of Advance HE in autumn 2017. Prior to that she was the Chief Executive of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE). She has worked in higher education for 25 years and was previously Head of Policy for leadership, governance and management at the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce), now the Office for Students, where she established both the LFHE and the Equality Challenge Unit. She is a past president of the Association of University Administrators (AUA) and represents the UK on the Association of Commonwealth Universities Human Resources Management Network and has recently joined the British Council’s planning committee for Going Global, the major international higher education conference. Alison has extensive international experience of higher education including leading the review of teaching and learning for the Australian Government. This led to the establishment of the Office for Learning and Teaching to enhance teaching quality across the Australian higher education sector. Alison regularly takes part in conferences and events, both nationally and internationally, speaking on all aspects of university leadership, governance and management.




Each of the contributors will give their closing thoughts on the issues raised over the two days. 

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