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Sir Richard Atkins CBE

Date of appointment to Independant Member: August 2016

Appointed Pro-Chancellor in August 2017

Member of Council Nominations Committee and Remuneration Committee (Chair)
Independent lead for Education

Richard Atkins had a long career in schools, Further Education and Skills as a teacher, manager and College Principal. He was Principal of Exeter College for 14 years before being appointed the Further Education Commissioner for England. He retired from FE in 2021. He has significant experience of governance, leadership and improving student outcomes across all sectors of education. Richard lives in Exeter.

Register of Members' Interests  2022/23

Organisation in which interest exists Nature of interest (directorship, shareholding, membership etc.)
Department for Education, Higher Education Restructuring Regime Advisory Board  Member