Jisc has appointed three new members to its board of trustees who bring deep experience and expertise in tertiary education:
- Professor Andy Collop, vice-chancellor, principal and chief executive of Hartpury University and Hartpury College
- Professor Raheel Nawaz, pro-vice-chancellor at Staffordshire University
- Professor Helen O’Sullivan, provost and deputy vice-chancellor at the University of Chester
The board - made up of senior leaders and managers working in UK further and higher education, research and business - is responsible for ensuring Jisc’s strategic priorities reflect the present and future needs of the sector.
Professor Andy Collop, vice-chancellor, principal and chief executive, Hartpury University and Hartpury College
Andy recently joined Hartpury after 11 years at De Montfort University, where he held a number of positions including pro-vice-chancellor (research). He replaces Jisc’s previous GuildHE-nominated trustee, Ashley Wheaton.
“I’m delighted to be joining Jisc as a trustee,” says Andy, “And I’m looking forward to working with the board to help Jisc continue to pioneer the use of technology to improve education, training and research.”
Professor Raheel Nawaz, pro-vice-chancellor – digital transformation, Staffordshire University
A prominent scholar and global thought leader whose academic leadership impact has been endorsed by heads of state, ministers and industry leaders, Professor Raheel Nawaz PFHEA NTF has advised governments on higher education, AI and digital transformation, and helped launch work-based learning programmes across three continents.
“Jisc has been a leading transformational force in the UK education sector with immense historic impact and even greater future potential,” he says. “I look forward to bringing together all aspects of my skills and experience to assist Jisc in its mission to improve lives through digital transformation of education and research.”
Professor Helen O’Sullivan, provost and deputy vice-chancellor, University of Chester
A professor of medical education with a background in biomedical sciences and an interest in how digital education can support social learning, Professor Helen O’Sullivan provides strategic leadership of the academic function at the University of Chester as well as leading on digital transformation.
“I have worked with Jisc on various projects for over 10 years and recognise the pivotal role that they play in the UK education sector,” she says. “Their role in supporting institutions through digital transformation is particularly important in the current economic climate, and I look forward to working with colleagues at Jisc and fellow trustees to help drive this key initiative.”