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. Chris is an executive member of the OfS board.
Yvonne Hawkins is director of teaching excellence and student experience.
She is responsible for the OfS’s work on teaching and learning (including the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework), student welfare and safeguarding, and student protection and provider market exit strategies. She also leads on value for money.
Susan Lapworth is director of competition and registration.
She is responsible for regulation and the OfS register, market entry, quality 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, director of external relations, is responsible for stakeholder and student engagement, communications, and student information.
Nolan Smith is director of resources, finance and transformation. He oversees a range of OfS corporate services, including human resources, finance, governance, knowledge and information management, IT and legal services.