Our Council represents UCAS' customers and other key stakeholders, and advises the Board of Trustees. Membership of the Council has been developed through formal nominations of key stakeholders and partners, and by nominating organisations and bodies, as supported and agreed by our Nominations Committee and Board of Trustees.

We have broad representation on the Council from across the higher education sector in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, as well as representation from the independent and state education sectors, from further education and from the student community. Our Council Chair is a nominee from the Committee of University Chairs.

We are now seeking individuals to join the council. You can find more about our vacancies here.


Independent UCAS Council Chair

  • David Lowen – Independent Governor and Chair of Leeds Beckett University; Deputy Chair of the CUC (Committee of University Chairs)

Representative Group Nominees

  • UUK – Daniel Hurley, Policy Manager, Universities UK
  • GuildHE – Lysandre de-la-Haye, Deputy Registrar, Newman University
  • Independent HE – Amy Antonioni, Head of Student Services, Pearson College London
  • AoC (Association of Colleges) – Alastair Wilson, Head of HE, South Devon College
  • NUS (National Union of Students) – vacancy
  • AELP (Association of Employment and Learning Providers) – Debbie Gardiner MBE, Member of AELP Board
  • ASCL (Association of School and College Leaders) – Eithne Hughes, Director of ASCL Cymru
  • ASCL (Association of School and College Leaders) – Patrick Allen, Principal of Foyle College, Londonderry
  • ASCL (Association of School and College Leaders) – Andrew Parkin, Principal, St Dominic's Sixth Form and College
  • School Leaders Scotland – vacancy
  • The Careers and Enterprise Company – Nicola Hall, Director of Education, The Careers and Enterprise Company
  • Independent School Council – vacancy
  • Sixth Form Colleges Association – Jim Grant, Principal, Cirencester College
  • Academic Registrars Council – Julie Kelly, Chair of the ARC Admissions Practitioner Group
  • HELOA (HE Liaison Officers Association) – Jonny Atkinson, UK Chair of the HELOA, and Events Manager, University of Liverpool
  • UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) – Dr Anthony Manning, Dean for Internationalisation, University of Kent

Advisory & Policy Group Chairs

  • Providers Group – Dominic Davis, Head of Admissions, City University of London
  • Advisers Group – Shoonagh Hubble, Careers and Higher Education Manager, Barton Peveril Sixth Form College
  • Student Group – Wayne Gouro, Undergraduate Student at Oxford
  • England Group – Brian Lutchmiah, Higher Education Partnerships and Inclusion Lead, Diversity and Ability
  • Scottish Group – Rebecca Gaukroger, Director, Student Recruitment and Admissions, University of Edinburgh
  • N. Irish Group – Roisin McEvoy, Head of Admissions, Queens Belfast University
  • Welsh Group – TBC
  • International Group – Annie Brunt, Director of International Officer, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Conservatoires Group – TBC

Provider and Adviser representatives

  • Apprenticeship provider – Daniel Lally, Head of Business, Engagement & Growth, Sheffield Hallam University
  • FE College – Neil Coker, Principal & Assistant Chief Executive, Barnet & Southgate College
  • FE College – Beth Linklater, Assistant Principal, Queen Mary's College
  • Undergraduate – vacancy
  • Postgraduate – vacancy
  • Apprentice – vacancy

Education policy experts

  • Prof. Richard Harvey, Academic Director of Admissions, University of East Anglia
  • Alison Train, Assistant Director, Leaps
  • Nick Ratcliffe, Public Affairs Consultant, Moot Point Consulting
  • Jonathan Simons, Director and Head of the Education Practice, Public First

Employers and Business representatives

  • Phil Warnock, Founder, Ginger Nut Media
  • Zac Aldridge, Director of Qualifications and Assessment, NCFE

Key documents

Key dates

2022 UCAS Council meetings

  • 17 February
  • 14 June
  • 15 September
  • 17 November