The HESPA Executive is chaired by Alison Jones (University of Bradford) and comprises 16 active members from across the UK HE planning community, with support from its Executive Officer, Jennifer Summerton. Executive members are intentionally spread well across the sector, selected on the basis of a balance between their individual knowledge and experience and their intuition’s type, location, mission and remit.

Click on the names below for a short biography:


Alison Jones (University of Bradford) 


Treasurer and Deputy Chair

Jackie Njoroge (University of Salford)


Executive Officer

Jennifer Summerton (HESPA Executive Officer)



Julia Roberts (Royal Holloway)

Dr Giles Carden (University of Warwick)

Nick Johnstone (Ravensbourne)

Dr Helen Galbraith (Keele University)

John Pritchard (Durham University)

Anita Jackson (University of Kent)

Simon Jennings (Lancaster University)

Aashish Khadia (University of Bedfordshire)

Dr Rosa Scoble (Brunel University London)

Caroline Low (University of Lincoln)

Dr Tony Strike (University of Sheffield)

Sally Turnbull (University of Central Lancashire)

Shabana Akhtar (Oxford Brookes University)