The OfS leadership team is responsible for delivering our objectives and business plan.
Nicola Dandridge is chief executive of the OfS.
She is responsible for delivering the strategy set by the board, and ensuring that the OfS operates efficiently and effectively. She is an executive member of the OfS board.
Chris Millward is the director for fair access and participation.
His role is to ensure that universities and colleges are doing all they can to support underrepresented groups to access and succeed in higher education. He is also responsible for the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), health policy and student welfare and safeguarding.
Chris is an executive member of the OfS board.
Susan Lapworth is director of regulation.
She is responsible for regulation and the OfS register, market entry and exit, quality, Prevent, freedom of speech and development of the regulatory framework.
Richard Puttock is director of data, foresight and analysis.
He oversees the OfS’s data and analysis work, including management information, data assurance, and sector financial analysis.
Conor Ryan is director of external relations.
He is responsible for stakeholder and student engagement, communications, and student information.
Nolan Smith is director of resources and finance.
He oversees a range of OfS corporate services, including human resources, finance, governance, knowledge and information management, IT and legal services.
Nolan is also responsible for teaching funding, including funding and student numbers relating to health.