Mark Leach is the founder, Editor in Chief and Director of Wonkhe. Mark worked in policy, politics and public affairs in and around UK higher education and founded Wonkhe whilst working as a jobbing policy wonk in the sector. The first part of his career took him to the National Union of Students, HEFCE, University Alliance, GuildHE as well as a stint in politics as a special adviser to the former Shadow Minister for Universities & Science. Mark began work on Wonkhe full time in mid-2014. (more…)
Deputy Director, Wonkhe
Ant is Deputy Director at Wonkhe. He joined in May 2016 after roles as a policy wonk at LSE and the University of Kent. He has also worked for University College London, the National Union of Students and as a reviewer for the Quality Assurance Agency.
As Deputy Director, Ant is responsible for leading a range of activities including training, events and projects. Ant is particularly interested in leadership, management and strategy in higher education and the positive impact that effective policy advice can have on decision-making.
Deputy Editor, Wonkhe
David Morris is Deputy Editor of Wonkhe. Until May 2016, David worked in the policy department at the National Union of Students, and undertook policy work on further and higher education issues. His main areas of wonkery included HE learning and teaching, admissions, student surveys, learning analytics, further education funding and apprenticeship reform. As Deputy Editor of Wonkhe, David is responsible for managing the website’s editorial content, and also contributes to the weekly and daily email briefing services.
David is the 2016 winner of the CIPR’s ‘Most Promising Newcomer to Education Journalism’ award.
Executive Officer, Wonkhe
Catherine is Executive Officer at Wonkhe. She joined in September 2016 after working as a Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator for the Quality Assurance Agency. She led external relations with students, providers, PSRBs and key policy wonks. She has also worked for the University of Creative Arts managing a student engagement project.
As Executive Officer, Catherine is responsible for the development and delivery of events and other projects. She provides support across a wide range of activities including our partnership scheme.
Policy Assistant, Wonkhe
Nona is Policy Assistant at Wonkhe. She joined in February 2017 after undertaking research consultancy for a small and specialist arts institution. Prior to that, Nona was the General Secretary of LSE Students’ Union for two years, with a particular focus on equality and diversity in higher education and widening participation.