HERAG Think Tank Five – Speaker Biographies
Meet the speakers at HERAG Think Tank 5, 20th June 2018
Chief Executive of Advance HE
Alison was recently appointed Chief Executive of Advance HE in autumn 2017. Prior to that she was the Chief Executive of the Leadership Foundation. She has worked in Higher Education for 25 years.
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, University College London
Ash has worked in higher education for 20 years, originally within Student Services, where he was responsible for the strategic management of scholarships and funding, disability, international student advice and general advisory teams.
Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, University College London
Fiona is the Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at University College London. She has been at UCL for 8 years and during this time, UCL has become the only University in the UK to gain both a Bronze Race Equality Charter and institutional-level Silver Athena SWAN award.
Kingston and St George’s
Fiona Ross has a background in community health and social policy and has worked as a practitioner, teacher, research leader and senior manager over a 35 year career in Higher Education.
NUS Black Students Officer
Ilyas is currently serving as the NUS Black Students Officer where he represents students of colour in Further Education, Higher Education and Apprenticeships.
Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, University of Manchester
Patrick became Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Manchester in 2007. He manages a team that provides advice, support and guidance to senior managers, staff and students across the University.
Co–founder and Director for Operation Black Vote
Simon Woolley is co–founder and Director for Operation Black Vote. An organisation that tackles persistent race inequality through Black and Minority Ethnic democratic engagement.