Allan Howells


Allan Howells



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Allan has over 20 years of experience in the Education sector including Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Pro Vice-Chancellor roles, in three Universities. Practised at operating in dynamic political environments Allan has been a sector representative at national level on topics that include research, student employability, information governance and HE sector reconfiguration. He is experienced at B2B engagement and has also led Marketing, Media and PR teams. He holds a Chair in Higher Education Administration and also has considerable knowledge of school governance including the leadership of Multi-Academy Trusts.

At Wickland Westcott, Allan’s main focus is supporting Universities and Higher Education establishments to identify and appoint the right leadership talent. Having managed multi-disciplinary teams operating across single and multi-sites, he offers considerable knowledge of leading and supporting teams through change and transformation. He supports clients by drawing upon a wealth of experience gained working in partnerships with research organisations, employers, HE, FE, Alternative Providers and other international education establishments and combines this with detailed study in the field.


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