Philippa Cordingley, independent researcher and education consultant; Colin Greenhalgh, principal of Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge; Surrinder Kaur, deputy director of nursing at University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust; and Jeremy Mayhew, director, New Media, BBC Worldwide Ltd have been elected to the management board of the Further Education Development Agency.
Philip Kocienski, regius professor of organic chemistry at the University of Glasgow; Jeremy Gunawardena, director of Hewlett-Packard's basic research institute in the mathematical sciences at Bristol; and Keith Burnett, professor of physics and fellow of St John's College, Oxford, have been appointed to the council of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
Tom Bewick, former policy adviser to the Labour Party and the education and employment secretary, has been appointed policy director at the national council of the National Training Organisation.
Janice Shiner, director of education and institutions at the Further Education Funding Council, has been made principal of Leicester College, a merger of Charles Keene College and Leicester South Fields College.
Jenny Hobbs, director of the international office at the University of Durham, has been appointed principal of St Mary's College, the university's only women's college.
Mike Broers, lecturer in history at Leeds University, will become a reader as of August.
Miles Gietzmann, senior lecturer in the department of accounting and finance at the London School of Economics, will take up a chair in accounting at the University of Bristol from August.
Christopher Payne, chief executive of Horticulture Research International, Wellesbourne, has been made professor of horticulture and landscape at the University of Reading from October.