Senior CAs appointed to education council

Senior CAs appointed to education council

Former John Lewis FD David Young has been reappointed as chairman of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) for a further two years.

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Edward Smith, PwC global strategy leader for assurance, has joined Young on the board, along with Dr Beverley Malone general secretary, Royal College of Nursing.

Alan Johnson, minister for lifelong learning, further and higher education, said: ‘The new members bring a wide range of experience to the HEFCE board, in strategic and critical thinking, and also an interest and understandings of the mechanisms of the higher education sector.’

HEFCE was founded in 1992 and assumed responsibility for funding higher education a year later, succeeding the Universities Funding Council and the Polytechnics and Colleges Funding Council.

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