UK Commission for Employment and Skills
Professor John Coyne has been Vice-Chancellor of the University of Derby since 2004. He has spent the major part of his academic career concerned with business development, small firms and new business creation. John is a director of Research and Consultancy Ltd, a company that specializes in the development of policy and application in the fields of enterprise, skills development, and the delivery of public services.
President Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) Board
Eluned is currently working at the University of Birmingham authoring and leading the University's institution-wide Employability Strategy and managing the institution's Careers Network. Careers Network employs over 60 staff and 40 attached students via its unique Student Engagement Team and provide embedded College Employability Teams, dedicated employer relations team, an integrated careers service for Business School PGs, student enterprise and business start-up services, a suite of over 300 bespoke national and international internships and the sector-leading Personal Skills Award (PSA).
Fellow and Lay Dean King's College
Paul Ryan is Fellow and Lay Dean in King´s College, University of Cambridge. He is a researcher fellow on political economy of vocational education and apprenticeship training, imperfect competition and price formation in training markets, discontent and collective action in long-duration work-based training: apprentices and graduate student employees in Britain, Germany, Switzerland and the USA. He has also done research on the finance of higher education, focusing on the implications of Baumol's cost disease and government fiscal restriction for the output of higher education services. He elaborated a report to the European Commission, European Expert Network on Economics of Education, IFO, University of Munich titled ‘Improving the transition between education/training and the labour market: what works in different national contexts?’
The Research Base
Matilda is one of the Founding Partners of the Research Base, an international social research consultancy specialized in education and skills, and is its Research Director. Her role includes design and delivery oversight of all research projects, as well as quality assurance. Matilda has worked for clients including the International Labour Organisation, Save the Children, Oxfam, the British Council in India and Ghana, the Education & Training Foundation and the Chilean Ministry of Labour.