Mark Leach

Founder, Editor & CEO, Wonkhe

Mark Leach is the founder, Editor and CEO of Wonkhe. Mark worked in policy, politics and public affairs in and around UK higher education and founded Wonkhe in 2011 while 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 full-time work on Wonkhe in mid-2014 turning it from a Sunday afternoon hobby to a growing company with a full-time team based in London and a wide range of partnerships across the sector.

As Editor, Mark writes, commissions and edits articles on the site, edits and writes the Monday Morning HE Briefing and Wonkhe Daily email briefings and oversees and produces all other Wonkhe output. In his role as CEO, Mark leads the team in London and works to develop Wonkhe’s products, partnerships, events and other commercial activity. You can read more about everything that Wonkhe does here.

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