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Our team

Maddalaine Ansell Chief Executive
Maddalaine joined University Alliance in 2015 and provides leadership to the team as well as external representation and stakeholder management.
Faye Taylor Head of Programmes
Faye leads on domestic and international collaborative activities at University Alliance and plays a key role in our Senior Management Team. She joined University Alliance in 2014.
Gabriel Huntley Head of Communications and External Relations
Gabriel joined University Alliance in November 2015. He heads up the communications team and is part of the Alliance’s Senior Management Team.
Graeme Wise Head of Policy
Graeme joined the team in October 2015. He leads the policy team as well as plays a key role on our Senior Management Team.
Daisy Hooper Senior Policy & Projects Manager (Employability & Social Mobility)
Daisy joined University Alliance in 2012 to focus on social mobility, widening participation and the future shape of universities. Daisy has a wealth of public policy and project management experience from the public, private and third sector. Daisy is currently on maternity leave.
  Brian Pepin Policy and Programmes Manager (Learning, Teaching and Skills)
Brian joined University Alliance in February 2017 to focus on higher education learning, teaching and skills policy.
James Middleton Policy Analyst
James joined University Alliance in February 2017 and works as a Policy Analyst as part of our policy team.
Tom Frostick Policy and Programmes Manager (Research & International)

Tom joined University Alliance in June 2015 and has responsibility for research and international policy after the EU referendum.
Elizabeth Parkin Programmes Manager

Elizabeth joined University Alliance in February 2017 to focus on the Teaching Excellence Alliance.
Rachel Clarke Communications Manager
Rachel Clarke joined University Alliance in 2014 and is responsible for promoting and raising the profile of University Alliance, and our universities’ work in high quality education and research excellence.
Olimpia Ades Operations & Membership Manager
Olimpia joined University Alliance in June 2015 to manage the Operations department.
Joshua Hastings Communications Officer
Joshua joined the Communications Team at University Alliance in December 2016.
Rose Brodie Executive Assistant
Rose joined University Alliance in February 2017 as the Executive Assistant to our Chief Executive, Maddalaine Ansell.
Jennie Eldridge DTA Manager
Jennie joined University Alliance in October 2015 as part of the new Doctoral Training Alliance team.
Kal Kohli DTA Administrator
Kal joined the team in 2015 as part of the new Doctoral Training Alliance team.
Ben Diette DTA Administrator
Ben joined the team in 2016 as part of the new Doctoral Training Alliance team.
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