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Aaron Porter

Aaron Porter
Job Title:
Associate Director (Governance), Advance HE

Aaron leads on Advance HE governance activity through the delivery of our national Governor Development Programme which engages with around 900 governors across the UK on an annual basis. He has extensive experience leading reviews of over 25 governing boards. He has served on the council of the University of Leicester and has previously been a Non-Executive Director on the Board of a range of sector agencies including the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA). Aaron was previously President of the National Union of Students (NUS) and also chair of trustees for the organisation. Outside of HE, he served as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Endsleigh Insurance.

Aaron is currently a school governor, chair of BPP University, on the Council of Goldsmiths University of London and chair of a specialist college in East London. He has led recent reviews of Governing Body effectiveness at Royal Holloway, DMU, Essex, Queen Mary University of London, Newcastle, Hull, Nottingham Trent, Manchester Metropolitan University, Greenwich, Regent’s University London  and Edge Hill Universities. In 2016-17 he led a review of academic governance practice in 16 HEIS for HEFCE.