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Andy Shenstone

Andy offers a deep understanding and experience of UK and international HE policy, governance and management. He is Advance HE’s Director of Business Development and Delivery, and an experienced Higher Education (HE) consultant with 20 years’ track record of successfully working with Universities, sector agencies and Ministries in the UK and overseas.
Advance HE
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Executive Director of Consultancy and Commercial Solutions

His experience encompasses over 40 different UK and overseas HEIs and all of the sector’s main agencies, representative bodies and funding councils.  Andy has led multiple national reviews reporting to Government Ministers, Agency Chief Executives and Vice Chancellors.

He is the lead author of UUK’s current guidance to governing bodies on the appointment of senior staff and Vice Chancellors and was an independent member of UUK’s Diamond review implementation panel.

Andy has led or overseen multiple Board effectiveness reviews including most recently Wolverhampton, Sussex, Essex, Salford, Ulster, DMU, QMUL, Edinburgh Napier, Gloucestershire, Manchester, Manchester Met, Keele, Nottingham Trent, Hull, Newcastle, Aberystwyth and Bath Spa.

He has recently published an essay on governance effectiveness in HE; Governing Higher Education Today, International Perspectives (Routledge May 2019).