We respond to today’s (30 July) announcement that Professor Wendy Purcell, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Plymouth University, has been appointed as the higher education representative on the Board at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
Professor Steve West, Chair of University Alliance and Vice-Chancellor of the UWE, said:
“We are delighted that Wendy has been appointed to represent higher education stakeholders at BIS.
“Wendy is a great advocate for the whole sector, and in particular for those universities with a focus on widening participation and increasing economic growth through their work with business. Her expertise will help to ensure that government and higher education institutions work together to do all they can to support a strong and vibrant UK economy.”