TES Global welcomes Rt Hon David Willetts MP as chair of its new higher education advisory board

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TES Global, the company behind the world’s largest digital community of teachers and publisher of TES and Times Higher Education (THE), today announces the appointment of the Rt Hon David Willetts MP as chair of its new higher education advisory board.

Mr Willetts, who served as the UK’s university and science minister from 2010 to 2014, will lead a board of international higher education experts to provide strategic guidance as TES Global enters a phase of investment and development for THE and the THE World University Rankings.

Mr Willetts, who is due to leave parliament at the next general election, has recently been appointed as a visiting professor in the Policy Institute at King’s College London. He brings a wealth of knowledge about higher education at a time of rapid change, when the exchange of ideas, staff, students and funding is increasingly international in scope and scale.

Louise Rogers, CEO of TES Global, said: “We are delighted that David has agreed to join us to provide strategic guidance at the corporate level. 

“He will bring unique insight into the changing shape of the higher education landscape globally, which will be crucial to ensuring we develop our higher education business in the right way, keeping academics and university administrators, as well as students and higher education policymakers, at the heart of everything we do.”

Mr Willetts said: “I am delighted to be taking up the Chairmanship of the Higher Education Advisory Board. The Times Higher Education does not just play a role in British higher education; it has a global influence and I look forward to enhancing this”.

TES Global will announce further appointments to its higher education advisory board in due course.

About THE

Across Higher Education, TES Global owns and produces the award-winning Times Higher Education (THE) magazine; The Times Higher Education World University Rankings (WUR), the THE World Summit Series and THE Awards. The WUR are the only global university performance tables to judge world class universities across all of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The rankings are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments. The THE magazine, online and in print, is designed specifically for professionals working in higher education and research. For more information, visit: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/ 

About TES Global
TES Global is home to the world’s largest online community of teachers, with 6.4 million registered users. TES Global exists to drive up standards of education by putting the right teachers in the right jobs and giving them the tools to be the very best that they can be. Its teaching platforms, including www.tesconnect.com, www.sharemylesson.com and www.wikispaces.com, provide access to more than 800,000 individually crafted resources – now downloaded over 500 million times – developed by teachers, for teachers. TES Global has long been the UK's number one for education hiring solutions, with over 70,000 teaching jobs advertised on its platforms in the past 12 months.
For more information, visit: http://www.tesglobal.com/

Media contact:
Patrick Hayes
TES Global