Bahram Bekhradnia became the first Director of the Higher Education Policy Institute on its creation on 1 November 2002, and on 1 January 2014 became HEPI’s first President. During his time as Director, he established HEPI as one of the most respected and highly referenced higher education think tanks in the world, advising governments in more than 25 different countries Before establishing HEPI he had been Director of Policy for the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) since its formation in 1992. While at HEFCE he was at the heart of many of the key developments affecting higher education during the decade. Before joining the Funding Council, he had spent his career in the Department of Education and Science (as it then was), where he was latterly Head of the Teacher Supply Division.
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