The Secretary of State for Education has confirmed the appointment of Susan Lapworth as interim chief executive of the Office for Students (OfS).
Susan is currently Director of Regulation at the OfS, and will take up the role from 1 May until the end of the year, ahead of a recruitment process for a permanent chief executive conducted by the Department for Education.
Lord Wharton, chair of the OfS, said:
'This is an excellent appointment to see the OfS through an important phase of our work, including the delivery of our reforms to quality and student outcomes. Susan has worked closely with the board since the OfS was established and is perfectly placed to lead the team through this period. Her experience and expertise has been invaluable to the OfS, and I am looking forward to working closely with her in this new role.'