29 Jun 2021
MillionPlus, the Association for Modern Universities, is delighted to announce that Rachel Hewitt has been appointed Chief Executive and will take up the post in August 2021.
Currently Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Higher Education Policy Institute, Rachel has also held a number of roles at the Higher Education Statistics Agency, focused on policy and governance. Rachel also serves as an independent governor on the governing body of Leeds Beckett University.
Professor Rama Thirunamachandran, Chair of MillionPlus and Vice-Chancellor of Canterbury Christ Church University, said:
“I am delighted that Rachel has been appointed as our next Chief Executive. Her energy, drive and commitment will be a huge asset to MillionPlus and she stood out in a strong field. She brings to the role a wealth of experience of the higher education policy landscape and I know she will articulate a brilliant vision and a strong voice for MillionPlus and modern universities.”
Rachel Hewitt said:
“I’m excited to be joining MillionPlus at such a crucial time, with the impacts of Covid-19 still weighing heavily and amid a vital conversation on how we can build back better and beyond by levelling up across the country. With deep roots in their communities and decades of experience pioneering cutting-edge skills and driving growth and innovation, modern universities must absolutely be at the heart of that conversation.”
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