19 Mar 2019

Sir Andrew Cubie appointed new Chair of sparqs

We are delighted to announce that Sir Andrew Cubie has been appointed as our new Chair of the Board. He will formally take up post at the sparqs’ conference, taking place at Surgeons’ Hall in Edinburgh on Thursday 28th March 2019. Sir Andrew replaces Professor Norman Sharp, who has held the post for eight years.

Sir Andrew brings a wealth of experience to the role, from both within and outwith the higher and further education sectors. Most notably, he acted as Convenor of the Independent Committee of Inquiry into Student Finances in Scotland – known as the ‘Cubie committee’ – which led to the abolition of tuition fees in Scotland in 2000. Sir Andrew has previously held positions as Chairman of the Court of Napier University, Chairman of the Committee of University Chairmen for the UK, and Chairman of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, as well as acting as a member of the Management Board of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education and Education Scotland.

We look forward to welcoming Sir Andrew into the role at our conference on 28th March, at which we will also bid a fond farewell to Norman.

Please see the conference webpage for further information about the day, and we look forward to seeing you at the conference if you’re coming along.

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