Professor Sir Deian Hopkin joins Wells Advisory as Principal Adviser

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Sir Deian Hopkin as Principal Adviser with Wells Advisory.

A historian by profession, Deian has worked in six UK universities over a 45-year career, culminating as Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of London South Bank University and later as interim Vice-Chancellor of the University of East London.  Deian was an early adopter of new technologies in the humanities and co-founder of the Association of History and Computing. He has a long experience of distance learning and the use of technology in pedagogy having spent 18 years working as an associate at the Open University.

Deian currently serves on the Higher Education Commission in Westminster and is a trustee of the Council for Academics-at-Risk (CARA), the Campaign for Learning and the Worshipful Company of Educators in the City of London.  He is a founding Associate Partner of Anderson Quigley Executive Search and since 2012 has been involved in the appointment of numerous senior university managers, including Vice-Chancellors and Chairs of Governors. Deian was founding Chairman of Cityside Regeneration in London, was appointed by the Secretary of State to the UK Learning and Skills Council, the Healthcare Sector Skills Council, and as an Apprenticeships Ambassador. In 2009 Deian was knighted for services to higher education and to skills in the UK.

“With interests and deep experience spanning higher education governance, strategic planning, resource management, income generation and workforce development, Sir Deian is a very strong fit with Wells Advisory and its clients” said Founding Director, Michael Wells. “We share a vision of the fast evolving sector and the important global opportunities that lie ahead. My colleagues and I warmly welcome Deian on board.”

For immediate enquiries for working with Deian and our team, please get in touch with Michael Wells or Roger King.

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