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Professor Carl Lygo

Carl Lygo 72dpi (1) Professor Carl Lygo has been Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive at Arden University since 2019. He is a barrister, a Diplock Scholar, a Blackstone scholar and Professor of English Common Law. For 20 years, he was at the BPP education company, where he progressed from being a tutor to becoming the founding Vice Chancellor of BPP University and Group Chief Executive of BPP Holdings plc.

Professor Lygo has served as a Non-Executive Director on the UK Higher Education regulatory bodies; the Office for Students (OfS) and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

In 2018, he was appointed as Executive Chair of the Board of Governors at the University of Applied Sciences Europe (UE) in Germany and Chairman of Global University Systems’ Public Affairs Committee. He is an Association of Colleges Global Medal winner and was honoured with the ‘Outstanding Contribution by an Individual’ title at the Education Investor Awards 2018.