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Victoria Holbrook

Victoria Holbrook
Job Title:
Head of Membership, Advance HE

Victoria joined Advance HE in February 2019 from the Office for Students (OfS) and previously HEFCE. As Head of Membership Victoria manages relationships to ensure members are supported fully by Advance HE’s work across learning and teaching, leadership and governance and EDI -  enabling them to deliver for their staff and students by understanding their needs.  She also leads work to support good governance – including undertaking governance effectiveness reviews -  bringing expertise and perspectives from her time at HEFCE and the OfS, as well as from serving on the Boards of a Multi-Academy Trust (2014-19) and Plymouth Marjon University (2019-). During 19-20, Victoria has spoken at several conferences on governance and leadership issues.

In her role at HEFCE as Regional Consultant, Victoria led relationships and resolved regulatory, funding and policy matters with institutions in the South West of England. She also oversaw national work to support good governance in the sector, working with a range of stakeholders including CUC and AHUA. For OfS, Victoria led the development of its first strategy for student information and undertook complex registration casework, gaining insights into the functioning of the new regulatory framework at both provider and sector levels.