Student Loans Company: Interim Chair (Exemption)

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Appointing Department: Department for Education
Number of Vacancies: 1

Announcement

An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

Andrew Wathey was appointed as Interim Chair of the Student Loans Company (SLC) from 1 February 2020 until the conclusion of the ongoing recruitment process to appoint a permanent chair. The chair will provide leadership to the board of the SLC and direct its business, as well as providing support and constructive challenge to the executive leadership team.

Andrew is a long serving board member on the SLC board and will provide stability until the arrival of the permanent chair. Andrew is currently Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of Northumbria University and has significant experience in senior leadership within the UK education sector.

The appointment was made by exception without competition under paragraph 3.3 of the Governance Code on Public Appointments, following consultation with the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

This interim appointment will not exceed 12 months. It will involve a commitment to attend board meetings (10 a year), board sub-committee meetings and other ad-hoc meetings as required.

Remuneration is £31,250 per annum, for 5 days per month, which will be paid to the University of Northumbia for Professor Wathey’s time.

Andrew has not declared any conflicts of interest or political activity.

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This Interim Chair's appointment was made by exception without a recruitment competition, to cover the period until the conclusion of the ongoing recruitment process to appoint a permanent Chair.

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