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Professor Sir Ivor Crewe (Chair)

Professor Sir Ivor CreweProfessor Sir Ivor Crewe is Master of University College, Oxford. He was Vice Chancellor of the University of Essex from 1995 to 2007, following spells as Pro Vice Chancellor Academic, founding Director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research and Head of the Department of Government.

During his tenure as Vice Chancellor the University of Essex rapidly expanded, doubling its student numbers, and established three new campuses or partnerships in the region.

Sir Ivor is actively engaged on the national policy scene in higher education. He was Chair of the England and Northern Ireland Council of UniversitiesUK from 2001 to 2003 and President of UniversitiesUK from 2003 to 2005, when he led the university sector in support of the Government’s proposals for higher tuition fees.

He has served on the Boards of the Universities & Colleges Employers Association and USS, the higher education pension fund. He is currently a member of the governing bodies of the School of Oriental and African Studies, the European University Institute in Florence, the University of the Arts, London and on the Advisory Committee of OFFA.

Sir Ivor’s academic discipline is political science. He has published and broadcast extensively on British politics, particularly on elections, parties and public opinion.

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