Our Board Members

Our Board Members

The UVAC Board comprises experts in higher level vocational learning drawn from higher and further education. As such, the UVAC Board possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience on higher level, work-based and vocational learning.

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Professor Graham Baldwin (Chair)

Vice-Chancellor, University of Central Lancashire

Mandy Crawford-Lee

Dr. Mandy Crawford-Lee

Chief Executive, University Vocational Awards Council

Professor Jean-Noël Ezingeard

Professor Jean-Noël Ezingeard

Vice-Chancellor, University of Roehampton

Professor Charles Egbu

Vice-Chancellor, Leeds Trinity University

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Professor Mukesh Limbachiya

Professor of Civil Engineering and Head of Apprenticeships, Kingston University, London

Dawn Whitemore

Principal and CEO of SMT College Group

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Dr Sam Hardy

Head of Work-based and Professional Learning, University of Warwick

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Associate Professor Rachael Johnstone

Head of Department and Director of Degree Apprenticeships, Exeter University

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Professor Darryll Bravenboer

Director of Apprenticeship and Skills, Middlesex University

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Professor Jonathan Garnett

Senior Research Adviser, Australian Institute of Business and Independent Consultant

Sammy Shummo

Sammy Shummo

Group Director of Apprenticeships at London South Bank University

Professor Raheel Nawaz

Pro Vice Chancellor (Digital Transformation) Staffordshire University

Daniel Lally

Group Director: Business, Enterprise, Skills and Employability, Sheffield Hallam University

Michelle Smyth

Head of Government & External Affairs at The Open University

UPCOMING EVENTS

UVAC on X

Celebrating 25 years of championing higher level vocational learning!

We’re planning some exciting activities to commemorate our achievements:
-Monthly reflections by the UVAC board
-A compendium of published articles
-Launching the UVAC Awards

Look out for news coming soon!

Thank you to our amazing judging panel for the #EDIAwards 2023 from @E_T_Foundation, @SkillsEduGroup, @UVAC1, @airproducts, @ABPI_UK, @AoC_info & @MulticulturalAA, with thanks to @nwslc_official for hosting. We'll announce the winners at the #HousesOfParliament on 7 March! 🎉

Thank you to our amazing judging panel for the #EDIAwards 2023 from @E_T_Foundation, @SkillsEduGroup, @UVAC1, @airproducts, @ABPI_UK, @AoC_info & @MulticulturalAA, with thanks to @nwslc_official for hosting. We'll announce the winners at the #HousesOfParliament on 7 March! 🎉

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