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Lucy Everest, Global Chief Operating Officer at Heriot-Watt University

We are pleased to announce that Lucy Everest, Global Chief Operating Officer at Heriot-Watt University, will be joining our UK Strategic Advisory Board.

Lucy will bring a wealth of private and public sector experience to the board, having been the Head of Marketing at Elsevier Health Sciences, Pro Vice-Chancellor & Director of Marketing and Global Recruitment at Middlesex University and most recently Global Chief Operating Officer at Heriot-Watt University.

In her current role, Lucy oversees Information Services, Academic Registry and Student Support, Marketing, Recruitment, Admissions, Communications, Development and Alumni and International Development.

On the appointment, Lucy says:

"I'm delighted to be joining the IDP Connect UK Strategic Advisory Board. IDP Connect and IDP Education are trusted global education brands that recognise the importance of student-first counselling whilst also providing invaluable insight to the global education sector. I look forward to working with the board to support IDP Connect on their continued evolution within higher education."

Lucy will join colleagues from across the sector including Chair, Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-Chancellor at Cardiff University. The board helps drive the strategic direction of IDP Connect ensuring that they continually develop solutions for the UK Higher Education sector that remain relevant to the ever-changing challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

Chair of the Board, Colin Riordan said:

“The appointment of Lucy Everest will bring significant value to the board through her expertise which covers all aspects of IDP Connect’s work. Lucy’s experience in marketing and communications, digital transformation, as well as leadership and international education will bring additional knowledge to an already experienced and passionate Strategic Advisory Board.” 

Lucy has a keen interest in international student recruitment and transnational education and currently works on international partnerships across Heriot-Watt’s Scotland, Dubai and Malaysia campuses. Additionally, Lucy has strong experience in digital transformation of higher education, change management, Higher Education policy development and places significant importance on how the sector make better decisions through insight led decision making.

To find out more about the Strategic Advisory Board for the UK, please click here.

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