Steering Group 2018

Johnny Rich, Engineering Professors Council

Johnny Rich is Chief Executive of the Engineering Professors’ Council, which is the voice of engineering in UK higher education, representing over 7,500 academics in 84 universities as an influential force in national policy in HE, skills and industrial strategy. Johnny holds a number of other roles including Chief Executive of award-winning outreach organisation Push and a consultant in higher education and careers with recent clients including the European Commission, HEFCE and a host of recruiters, education bodies, charities and media organisations.

As a contributor to various think tanks and policy bodies, Johnny contributes widely to debates on education, employability, wider participation and social mobility. He recently spearheaded projects on school-leaver recruitment, international university rankings and on work-related learning.

With degrees from the Universities of Durham and East Anglia, his background also includes journalism, publishing, media relations, television and digital platforms. He appears regularly on television and radio and is author of the highly acclaimed novel The Human Script.

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