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The Board of UCAS Media comprises the following directors, some of whom are also Trustees of the UCAS Board.
- Andy Forbes (Chair)
- Kevin Allison
- Dr Katie Bell
- Tracey Harrison
- Daragh Kelly
- Clare Marchant
- Helena Sturridge
Tracey-Joy Harrison was a partner at Ernst and Young LLP and Managing Director at Accenture. She has worked and lived in Asia, the US and Europe designing and delivering large scale and complex strategic change programmes. During her early career, Tracey worked as a Probation Officer and for British Rail and the BBC. Throughout her career she has introduced innovative and impactful education and training programmes, working in partnership with social mobility organisations, education providers and corporations.
She is a Trustee of The Royal Anniversary Trust and of the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre. She has recently been appointed as Strategic Advisor to Blueprint for All (previously the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust) and Potential Squared, a leadership development organisation. In 2020 she co-founded a not-for-profit, Accelerating Equal Education, which focuses on supporting schools to develop more inclusive practices.
Tracey was named one of the ‘50 Women to Watch 2019’ in the Female FTSE Board Report 2019.
She was given Freedom of the City of London in 2018 for her contribution to social mobility within the City.
Daragh is Global VP Data & Analytics at UK luxury fashion house Burberry, leading data science, customer analytics, personalisation and digital analytics across the company. Before Burberry, he held a variety of senior data and insight roles at Sky, Europe's leading direct-to-consumer media and entertainment company, with a focus on data-enabled innovation and business transformation.
Prior to Sky, Daragh worked in data and analytics roles across a range of sectors including consultancy, telecoms, digital, media and financial services.
Daragh is an economist by training with an MA in Applied Economics and started his career working for the Irish government developing labour market and education policy.
Helena Sturridge spent the first 30 years of her career in business to business publishing, and more recently spent eight years working with the Royal Colleges' of Physicians on the development of a portfolio of examinations which are now an essential part of the postgraduate training of clinicians across the world. She joined the UCAS Media Board in March 2017.
She trained as a journalist with Haymarket Publishing, and went on to work on a number of award winning publications. She was the launch editor of Personnel Today, went on to be Editor in Chief of two medical weeklies Hospital Doctor and Doctor, and then took on the challenge of the leading IT newspaper, Computer Weekly, just as business publications were introducing multi-media streams. She has held a number of senior positions with the major business to business publishers including Reed Business Publishing, United Media, and Emap. These involved managing leading magazine brands across broad based business market sectors, at the time when they were in transition from paper-based publications to multi-media streams which included conferences, events, and web-based news and information services.
In 2007 she took up the role of Chief Operating Officer to work with the Royal Colleges' of Physicians with a remit to professionalise the leading postgraduate medical examination in readiness for approval by the new regulator. At the same time she launched a portfolio of new examinations which are now established as a mandatory part of the training of consultants in UK hospitals.
She has a degree in English literature from the University of York and is now a volunteer with Prince's Trust charity, Mosaic. The charity brings together business mentors to work with young people to boost their confidence, self-efficacy and long term employability. Helena also volunteers with her local hospital trust to improve the experience of its patients.
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2021 UCAS Media Board meetings
- 4 February
- 26 May
- 16 September
- 25 November