Higher Education representative and Key Sectors lead
Professor Sir David Eastwood became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham in April 2009. Former posts include Chief Executive at the Higher Education Funding Council for England, Vice-Chancellor at the University of East Anglia, and Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Board. His early career was spent at the University of Oxford, where he was Fellow and Senior Tutor of Pembroke College. He later held a Chair in Modern History and was Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Swansea University.
He is currently Chair of Universitas 21 and Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), a Board Member of Universities UK (UUK), INTO University Partnerships, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Higher Education Policy Institute, and also the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership. He also serves as an International Member of the Hong Kong University Grants Committee.
In 2014 he was awarded a Knighthood in 2014 for services to education.