Robin Ghurbhurun

UK managing director, further education and skills, nations, advice and training


I am the UK executive lead for Jisc’s FE and skills policy, stakeholder engagement, and services. I lead on Jisc’s strategy for supporting member FE and skills institutions with their digital transformation. This includes thought leadership, enhanced professional practice, data insights, business optimisation and elevating the student and staff digital experience.

In addition, I also provide executive leadership on our advisory and training services for further and higher education. I ensure Jisc has strategic engagement with Department for Education in England, Scottish Funding Council, Welsh Government and the Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland and other relevant agencies and digital suppliers. This enables collaboration to find the right solutions in areas such as edtech policy, digital infrastructure planning and investment.


I am an experienced C-Suite executive serving the FE and skills sector over four decades. I am an experienced and former college CEO, trustee and non-executive director while also having held positions as chair of educational establishments and technology associations.

Currently, I am a director and trustee of the awarding organisation NCFE, a board member and chair of the curriculum and standards committee at West London College; a board member of the National Association of Licensed Paralegals and chair of the Welsh Government’s anti-racist FE steering group.