Your weekly guide to who’s new and who’s leaving.


Heidi Fraser-Krauss, Chief executive officer, Jisc

Start date: September 2021

Previous job: Executive director of corporate services, University of Sheffield,

Interesting fact: In 2017, she was named female chief information officer of the year by Computing Magazine.


Ali Hadawi, Board of Trustees, AQA

Start date: July 2021

Concurrent job: Principal, Central Bedfordshire College

Interesting fact: Ali says he came to the UK as an international student and got stuck. He came from the ancient city of Babylon.


Cat Draper, Principal, Kidderminster College

Start date: May 2021

Previous job: Interim principal, Kidderminster College

Interesting fact: She once went to a tea party with the Dalai Lama.


Ben Blackledge, Board member, WorldSkills Europe

Start date: September 2021

Concurrent job: Deputy chief executive, WorldSkills UK

Interesting fact: He would secretly love to take part in the cooking competition at WorldSkills, as he’s always harboured a secret desire to be a chef.


Julia Howe, Principal, Weymouth College

Start date: September 2021

Previous job: Interim principal, Weymouth College

Interesting fact: She suffered from kidney disease at an early age and discovered that she had three kidneys.


Neil Calvert, Principal, The Cooperative College

Start date: July 2021

Concurrent role: Vice chair of governing council, University of Derby

Interesting fact: He previously worked as a headteacher, has given evidence in Parliament and once lectured at Western Kentucky University.