Engagement and programme governance
Further to our announcement on a revised approach and direction for the Data Futures programme we have updated our programme governance and approach.
Updated governance approach
To improve responsiveness and support robust decision making across the programme, we have revised our governance structure.
To view in full screen, right-click on the image and select 'open image in new tab'.
The existing HESA Data Futures Delivery Group (DFDG) has been revised to reflect the programme structure and will be attended by HESA and Jisc, with OfS as an observer in an assurance capacity.
The revised programme board is the key decision making group for Data Futures, meeting monthly and comprising representatives from statutory customers and sector groups.
The implementation of the Design Authority ensures that key design choices are assessed to ensure the solution meets the requirements (including non-functional requirements) and aligns with HESA’s design principles.
The new Quarterly Review Group will provide Board level oversight to support successful delivery of the Data Futures programme.
Data Futures Programme Board members
Paul Butler, Director of Information and Library Services, University of Greenwich, nominated member for UCISA
Paul Clark (Chair), Senior Responsible Owner, HESA
Trevor Cooper, Director of Higher Education, Department for the Economy NI
Karen Foster, Executive Director Data, Jisc
Matt McGowan, Director of Software Development, Jisc
Bethan Owen, Deputy Chief Executive, HEFCW
Rob Phillpotts, Managing Director of HESA Statutory Services, HESA
Kevin Pickess, Academic Registrar, University of Worcester, nominated member for ARC
Richard Puttock, Director of Data, Foresight and Analysis, OfS
Wesley Rennison, Director of Planning at University of Dundee and Chair of HESPA, nominated member for HESPA
Phil Richards, Chief Technology Officer, Jisc
Martin Smith, Chief Funding and Information Officer, Scottish Funding Council
Kyle Summers, Chief Technology Officer, HESA
Annette Vancil, Data Futures Programme Director, HESA
Michael Weatherup, HE Policy, DfNEI
Mark Wilson, Head of Finance, HESA
How you can be involved
At key stages in the programme, we will schedule workshops for providers and software suppliers. We will announce upcoming opportunities to our IDS contacts and via the HESA weekly update. If you are not a HESA operational contact, and would like to receive the weekly update each week you can opt in to receive the newsletter via our sign-up form; you can change your preferences at any time.
We will be working with sector bodies during key phases of the programme, through the Provider forum
If you have queries or would like to provide feedback, please contact [email protected].