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Exploratory research into the role and work of executive search firms and higher education institutions has been published. Although primarily focused on the recruitment of senior leaders, the findings highlight a number of issue of relevance to the appointment of independent governors.
Ahead of the Association of Heads of University Administration (AHUA) spring conference and a linked workshop; Andy Shenstone, director of consultancy and business development at the Leadership Foundation, explores some of the key issues facing the governance of the HE sector.
Following a strongly worded report from the Treasury select committee, Ms Charlotte Hogg, has resigned from her role of deputy governor of the Bank of England. Despite being responsible for the Bank's code of conduct, Ms Hogg failed on a number of occasions to declare a potential conflict of interest.
Deloitte's, working with UUK, have issued their fourth annual survey of Finance Directors working in higher education. The survey suggests almost two-thirds of respondents are less optimistic that at the same time a year ago. Despite this, the majority of institutions feel they need to continue to invest in order to compete.
On behalf of the English, Welsh and Scottish funding councils and the Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland, the Quality Assurance Agency has issued a guide on providing information to prospective undergraduate students. The guide provides information that institutions and their governing bodies should give attention to.