Press release

MillionPlus appoints Ann Rossiter as Chief Executive

01 Feb 2017

MillionPlus, the Association for Modern Universities, has announced that Ann Rossiter has been appointed as Chief Executive and will take over from the current CEO Pam Tatlow, who is stepping down at the end of March after 13 years in post. Since 2010 Ann has been Executive Director of the Society of College, National and University Libraries, where one of her priorities has been building a UK HE digital library.

Early in her career she spent eight years at the BBC and later joined the Social Market Foundation, rising from Research Director to Director over five years. During her time there, the organisation trebled in size. In 2008 she was asked to be a special adviser to the Secretary of State, first working in the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills and then the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Professor Dave Phoenix, Chair of MillionPlus and Vice-Chancellor of London South Bank University, said:

“I am very pleased that Ann Rossiter has been appointed as our next Chief Executive. She brings a wealth of experience both of universities and of government and will build on the work that Pam Tatlow has done to make MillionPlus a strong voice in the sector and in the wider public domain.”

Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive of MillionPlus, said:

“I am delighted that Ann has been appointed as my successor. Being Chief Executive of MillionPlus is one of the best jobs that you could have and Ann will be a powerful advocate for modern universities and the crucial role that they play in the UK and internationally.”

Ann Rossiter said:

“Modern universities have a crucial role to play in the success story that is UK higher education. I am honoured to have the opportunity to represent them and to build on the excellent work that Pam has done over many years.”


Notes to editors

  1. MillionPlus is the Association for Modern Universities. More information can be found at
  2. For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact Dan Blows on 020 7717 1658 or email