The Independent Commission on the College of the Future

The Commissioners 


The Commission brings together leading figures from business and the trade unions as well as national and international experts and key stakeholders from across the four nations of the UK. Together, they will shape and inform our thinking and the wider public policy debate. 

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Sir Ian Diamond


Chair, Edinburgh College Board of Management

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Matthew Fell

Chief UK Policy Director, CBI

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Peter Cheese

Chief Executive, CIPD

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Professor Ellen Hazelkorn

Joint Managing Partner, BH Associates Education Consultants, Ireland

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Audrey Cumberford MBE

Principal and Chief Executive, Edinburgh College

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Dr Stephen farry

Former Minister for Employment & Learning, Northern Ireland

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Lesley Giles

Director, Work Foundation

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Professor Ewart Keep

Director, SKOPE (University of Oxford)

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Steph McGovern

Award Winning Broadcaster

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Nora Senior CBE

Executive Chair (UK Regions/ Ireland), Weber Shadwick

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Rob Humphreys CBE FLSW

Council member, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales

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Shakira Martin

President, National Union of Students (NUS)

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Amanda Melton

Principal and Chief Executive, Nelson and Colne College

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David jones OBE DL

Chief Executive, Coleg Cambria

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Marie-Therese McGivern

Principal and Chief Executive, Belfast Metropolitan College

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Paul Nowak

Deputy General Secretary, Trades Union Congress (TUC)