Staff profiles

Dan Blows

Communications Officer

Dan joined MillionPlus in January 2016. Dan is an experienced communications officer who graduated from Kingston University with a 1st class BA Hons degree and is responsible for the MillionPlus Press and Social Media strategy. Dan is the first point of call for any media enquiries or interview requests. Dan is also secretariat to the Health and Social Care Network.

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Jayne Hope

Head of Operations and PA to the Chief Executive

Jayne joined MillionPlus in May 2010 having previously worked for Universities UK. Jayne’s responsibilities are to manage all cross-cutting operational matters including HR, finance, and IT services. Jayne oversees the Press and Communications strategy and membership services including communications, MillionPlus members’ meetings and events and is secretariat to the MillionPlus Executive Committee. Jayne also manages the diary and communications support to the Chief Executive.

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Adam Haxell

Head of Advocacy and Stakeholder Engagement

Adam joined MillionPlus in January 2016 having previously worked in Parliament for a number of years as an adviser to MPs. Adam is responsible for managing the MillionPlus parliamentary and stakeholder engagement programme and is also secretariat to both the Public Affairs Network and the Deans of Education Network.

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Connor Mckenzie 

Head of Policy and Research

Connor joined MillionPlus in August 2017 having previous experience in admissions and manufacturing. Connor is responsible for the development, management, and delivery of the MillionPlus policy and research programme to positively engage and influence the public policy agenda with a robust evidence base while promoting the interests of MillionPlus member institutions.

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Robert Mirante

Policy officer

Robert joined MillionPlus in February 2022 after having worked in professional services at a Greenwich University. Robert has previously worked for think tanks and policy organisations in the United States Congress, The British Embassy (USA), and the Houses of Parliament. Robert will be responsible for supporting the MillionPlus policy and research programme.

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