Chris Rea

Head of commercial services, Prospects

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6th Floor, Broadhurst House (formerly Churchgate House)
56 Oxford Street
M1 6EU


I lead our income-generating activities, which include recruitment campaigns for postgraduate course providers and graduate employers and Hedd degree verification services. I also manage the degree fraud reporting service which we run on behalf of the Office for Students.

We have a team of experienced account managers responsible for managing existing customers and developing new ones. Many of the recruiters we work with got their own first graduate job via Prospects.

Over the years we have helped millions of students and graduates enter the job market or go on to further study (not to mention verifying their qualifications), something in which we all take a great deal of pride. 


I worked at HECSU Prospects for more than 25 years. I was in media sales before joining. I had many different roles over the years, including sales, product management and content.

I joined the executive team in 2017. I regularly speak at conferences and events on issues such as postgraduate funding, graduate employability, the labour market, degree fraud and social mobility and I have written for many industry and sector publications and platforms.

I have worked with an extensive network of sector and industry bodies including AGCAS, ISE, AMOSSHE, Sixth Form Colleges Association and CDI.