Professor Madeleine Atkins CBE
Chief Executive, Higher Education Funding Council for England, United Kingdom

Professor Atkins joined HEFCE as Chief Executive from 1 January 2014 having previously been a member of the HEFCE Board. Her background includes reading Law and History at the University of Cambridge, completing a PhD at the University of Nottingham, and teaching in a large comprehensive school in Huntingdon. Following various senior positions at the University of Newcastle, she was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Coventry between 2004 and December 2013. Madeleine makes an active contribution to public life both at regional and national level.