Viscount Younger of Leckie Confirmed as Keynote speaker for IHE Annual Conference – 27 & 28 November 2017


We are delighted to announce that The Viscount Younger of Leckie (James Younger) will speak on the second day of the Independent Higher Education Annual Conference on 28 November 2017.

rsz_viscount_younger_of_leckieIn his role as a Government Whip in the House of Lords, Viscount Younger of Leckie’s responsibilities cover Higher Education, Education, Department of International Trade, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Earlier this year, he had an instrumental role in steering the Higher Education and Research Act through the House of Lords, in challenging circumstances. In his keynote speech at the IHE Annual Conference, he will reflect on the passage of the Act and what the Government’s reforms will mean for encouraging the entry of new, high-quality entrants to the higher education sector.

Lord Younger was first elected to the House of Lords as a hereditary peer in 2010 and since then has served mostly on the front bench in the Upper House. From 2013/14 he was Under-Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills, and Minister for Intellectual Property. Prior to 2010, James had a 30 year career in Human Resources, in industry and the City, including ten years at UBS, the Swiss Bank. He has an MBA from Henley Management College.

Our other speakers at the 2017 Conference will include:

Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive, Office for Students
Nick Hillman, Director, HEPI
Ian Dunt, Editor, politics.co.uk
Professor The Baroness Wolf, Professor of Public Sector Management, Kings College London
Rt Hon David LawsExecutive Chairman, Education Policy Institute
Philippa LloydDirector General HE and FE, Department for Education
Clare Marchant, Chief Executive, UCAS
Alison Johns, Chief Executive, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
Emran Mian, Director of Strategy & Social Mobility, Department for Education
Les Ebdon, Director of Fair Access to Higher Education, OFFA

Click here to view the full programme for the 2017 Independent Higher Education Annual Conference.

  • Posted by Independent HE
  • On 8th November 2017

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