Hefce announces new chair and members

November 24, 2000

David Young, deputy chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, is to succeed Sir Michael Checkland as chairman of the Higher Education Funding Council for England from October 2001. Oxford-educated Mr Young is a former civil servant in the Ministry of Defence and a council member and treasurer of the Open University. Richard Coldwell, consultant to National Grid plc and a former chair of governors at the University of North London, and Peter Scott, vice-chancellor of Kingston University and a former editor of The THES , have been appointed board members.

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