David Allen OBE

Honorary graduates 2013-14

David Allen OBE (LLD)

Thursday 18 July 9:00am

David Allen OBE was Registrar and Deputy Chief Executive of the University of Exeter from 2009 to 2013, having been Registrar and Secretary since 2003. He previously held similar positions at the universities of Birmingham and Nottingham. He is now a Principal Consultant with executive search consultants Perrett Laver.

In December 2008 he was appointed a member of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW). He was also a member of the Leadership, Governance and Management Committee of the Higher Education Funding Council for England. David also served on the Board of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (2004-2010) and chaired its Audit Committee. In the South West he was a Board member of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership from 2010-2013 and from 2006-2009 David also chaired a Steering Group of partners to plan and fund Exeter Science Park. He is a non-executive Director of South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

He is the only person to have chaired both the Association of University Administrators (AUA) (1998-2000) and the Association of Heads of University Administration (AHUA) (2003-2006). He was a member of the Higher Education Regulatory Review Group (2006-2008) and a Foundation Governor of the King Edward VI Schools Foundation (1998-2003). David also chaired the Russell Group Registrars’ meetings from its inauguration in 2001.

David was awarded an OBE for services to Higher Education in the 2012 New Year’s Honours List.