On the 1 December 2012 JISC  became Jisc, a registered charity and was established as a company, making the organisation a separate legal entity.
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This change and milestone in Jisc's history is in response to the Wilson review carried out by HEFCE, the Higher Education Funding Council for England, in September 2010. The review was published in February 2011 and recommended that, due to the breadth and complexity of our activity, we must simplify and reshape our structure, processes, projects, programmes and governance. This will ensure that we can be both more effective and more efficient in serving and helping advance UK research, education and the student experience through the use of modern digital technology. We are making some changes to the funding of innovation support centres and are piloting a co-design approach to innovation that involves our partners more closely.
One of the principal findings of the review was that there is no comparable body to us within the UK, and our international reputation as a strategic leader and partner is outstanding. The review concluded that ‘JISC is an invaluable national resource which has evolved in response to increasing demands over 20 years’.
With Jisc's charitable status it now also has a board of non-executive directors and trustees with representatives from the Association of Colleges (AoC), GuildHE and Universities UK (UUK). This means that Jisc is owned by the communities it serves and truly delivering against their priorities.
Non-executive directors and trustees
- Prof Robin Baker, OBE - Director and Chief Executive, Ravensbourne College; appointed by GuildHE
- Mr Richard Boulderstone - e-Strategy and Information Systems Director, British Library
- Prof Celia Duffy - Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
- Prof Martin Hall - Deputy Chair, Jisc; Vice Chancellor, University of Salford; appointed by UUK
- Prof Martyn Harrow - Chief Executive, Jisc
- Prof Paul Jeffreys - IT Director, University of Oxford
- Prof Paul Layzell - Principal, Royal Holloway, University of London
- Prof Noel Lloyd, CBE - Retired Vice Chancellor, Aberystwyth University
- Ms Heather McDonald - Chief Executive and Principal, Sheffield College; appointed by AoC
- Prof Sir Tim O’Shea - Chair, Jisc, Principal and Vice Chancellor, University of Edinburgh
Non-executive director and trustee appointed by Jisc funders tbc.
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 Historically, JISC stood for Joint Information Systems Committee. Over the last decade we have evolved and as a company are now known as Jisc.