Sir Timothy David Melville-Ross,(born 3 October 1944) is a British businessman who is chairman of the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
Melville-Ross was born in Westward Ho!, Devon, the son of Lt. Anthony Stuart Melville-Ross,of the Royal Navy, and Anne Barclay Fane (née Gamble). He earned a diploma in business studies in 1967 from the Portsmouth College of Technology He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2005 New Year Honours for services to Workplace Learning and Development. He was a knighted in the 2018 New Year Honours for services to Higher Education.
Ronald Ernest Dearing, Baron Dearing, was a senior civil servant before becoming chairman and chief executive of the Post Office Ltd.
Field Marshal Richard Frederick Vincent, Baron Vincent of Coleshill, was a British Army officer. After serving with British Army of the Rhine he served with the Commonwealth Brigade in Malaysia during the Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation. He commanded 12th Light Air Defence Regiment in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, for which he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, and later commanded 19th Airportable Brigade. Although he never served as one of the individual service heads, he went on to be Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff in the late 1980s and then Chief of the Defence Staff in the aftermath of the Gulf War. He subsequently became Chair of the Military Committee of NATO in the mid-1990s.
Eric William Ives was a British historian who was an expert on the Tudor period, and a university administrator. He was Emeritus Professor of English History at the University of Birmingham.
General David John Ramsbotham, Baron Ramsbotham, is a retired British Army officer, who later served as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons. He was awarded a life peerage in 2005, and now sits on the cross benches of the House of Lords.
Paul William Wellings is an English ecologist and academic administrator. He is a former Vice-Chancellor of University of Wollongong having commenced on 1 January 2012 and retiring 21 May 2021.
Sir David Stephen Eastwood,, is a British academic who was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham between 13 April 2009 and December 2021.
Sir Paul James Curran was president of City, University of London between August 2010 and June 2021. Sir Paul is now professor emeritus. Following a period of significant progress, City joined the University of London Federation in September 2016. He served previously as vice-chancellor of Bournemouth University (2005–10) and deputy vice-chancellor at the University of Southampton, where he is currently a visiting professor. As a member of the senior management team at Southampton, progressing from head of geography to dean of science, Curran was credited with high-profile leadership as head of the Winchester School of Art, part of the University of Southampton.
Ruth Sarah Farwell retired as Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Buckinghamshire New University in February 2015.
Sir John Emsley Fretwell, was a British diplomat.
Major-General John McNiven Ross Henderson CB is a retired British Army officer who commanded British Forces Germany. He became Chief Executive of Staffordshire County Council in May 2015.
Anthony William Forster, FRSA FAcSS FHEA is a British political scientist and former British Army officer. He is the current vice-chancellor of the University of Essex and was previously deputy vice-chancellor of Durham University.
Dame Celia Mary Hoyles, is a British mathematician, educationalist and Professor of Mathematics Education at University College London (UCL), in the Institute of Education (IoE).
Dame Madeleine Julia Atkins, is a British academic administrator, scholar of education, and former teacher. Since 2018, she has served as the 9th President of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. She was formerly vice-chancellor of Coventry University, and the Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (2014–2018).
David Tatham is an English former ambassador and governor of the Falkland Islands, and editor of The Dictionary of Falklands Biography.
Sir David Melville, is a British physicist, academic, academic administrator, and public servant. He was Vice-Chancellor of Middlesex University from 1991 to 1996, Chief executive of the Further Education Funding Council for England from 1996 to 2001, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kent from 2001 to 2007.
Rear Admiral Richard Derek Leaman, is a British charity executive and former senior Royal Navy officer. Since 2017, he has been chief executive officer of the Tall Ships Youth Trust. He was previously CEO of The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.
Josephine Dawn Adès,, also known as Dawn Adès, is a British art historian and academic. She is professor emeritus of art history and theory at the University of Essex.
Frances Helen Melville, was a suffragist, advocate for higher education for women in Scotland, and one of the first women to matriculate at the University of Edinburgh in 1892. She was president of the British Federation of University Women from 1935 to 1942.
Fiona Mary Ross, is a British nurse and academic. She is Emerita Professor in Health and Social Care at Kingston University and an independent governor on the Westminster University Court. Formerly she was Dean at Kingston University and St George's, University of London, and also the Director of Research at the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.
Sir Robert Hughes Williams,, commonly known as Robin Williams, is a Welsh physicist and academic, specialising in solid state physics and semiconductors. He was Vice-Chancellor of University of Wales, Swansea from 1994 to 2003. He had taught at the New University of Ulster and University of Wales, College of Cardiff, before joining Swansea.