Rob Phillpotts

Chief data officer

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Festival House
Jessop Avenue
GL50 3SH


I joined the business in October 2022 when Jisc and HESA (Higher Education and Statistics Agency) merged to form a single, combined data and digital entity for the sector.

As part of my role, I am working in the executive team to ensure the delivery of the data aspects of the Jisc strategy and to support the sector's world-class use of data. I ensure the data collection and statistical analysis we provide continues to be trusted, credible and accurate.

I also have responsibility for the Designated Data Body services in England and the comparable role as the collection agency for the devolved administrations.


I’ve held a range of challenging technology and data leadership roles in organisations across both the public and private sectors. I am passionate about the people aspects of the leadership role, and I work as part of the senior leadership team at Jisc bringing established relationships and the technical know-how to help drive forward what we do for the sector.