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Alice Hynes

Prescription Committee Member (Chair)


Alice Hynes is an experienced professional services leader, strategist and company secretary; with over 20 years operating within senior teams across a range of Universities and at national level in the HE Sector. Alice has carried responsibility for educational governance, funding, financing & HR; estates & development; academic quality & student experience, communications & PR as well as HE policy. She has worked at Northampton, Bedfordshire, Liverpool, Dartington, Kingston, Roehampton and London, as well as being CEO at GuildHE, an Assistant Director at the QAA and an Interim COO at the Leadership Foundation.

Alice has directed her own consultancy company, APC Futures Ltd, since 2012 and is currently a member of Council at Cranfield University, as well as on its Audit Committee and Nominations Committee.  She is a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute (previously the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators), the Royal Society of Arts, and the Association of University Administrators, a Liveryman and Committee member of the Worshipful Company of Educators, Freeman of the City of London and a member of both the Association for Project Managers and the Institute of Leadership and Management. She holds an undergraduate degree from Exeter and her Masters is from Birkbeck, with a PG Dip in Coaching and Mentoring from the Institute of Leadership and Management.



 Membership of Formal Groups
Freeman/Liveryman of Worshipful Company of Educators 2009/2014
Freeman of City of London 2013

Business, Professional or Social Relationships
Affiliate with Higher Education Consultancy team of Shakespeare Martineau 2017 and Associate with Leadership Quintet 2015
Member of Association of Former Heads of University Administration 2016
Fellow of Association of University Administrators 2012
Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators 2014
Member of Institute of Leadership and Management 2009
Appointed to the Council of Cranfield University

Companies or Associations which you or members of your family are officers or employees or in which you or they have beneficial interests
Director and Company Secretary – APC Futures Ltd 2009

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Member of Audit Committee of Cranfield University 2016
Membership of the Association of Project Managers 2006

Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce 1991


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