Skip to main content

Engagement and programme governance

Governance structure

To improve responsiveness and support robust decision making across the programme, we have revised our governance structure.

Data Futures governance diagram, represented by the Project Management office, Data Futures delivery Group, Programme director, Design Authority, programme board and quarterly programme review. Engagement and assurance feed into these structures.

To view in full screen, right-click on the image and select 'open image in new tab'.

The HESA Data Futures Delivery Group (DFDG) will be attended by HESA and Jisc, with OfS as an observer in an assurance capacity.

The 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 Quarterly Review Group will provide Board level oversight to support successful delivery of the Data Futures programme.

Data Futures Programme Board members

Martin Boyle, Director – Policy, Insight & Analytics, Scottish Funding Council

Chris Briden, Data Futures Programme Manager, Jisc

Paul Butler, Director of Information and Library Services, University of Greenwich, nominated member for UCISA

Jayne Davies - Managing Director Customer and Sector Enablement, Jisc

Bethan Owen, Deputy Chief Executive, HEFCW

Mark Parsonage, Director of Software Engineering, HESA

Rob Phillpotts (Chair), Senior Responsible Owner, HESA

Kevin Pickess, Academic Registrar, University of Worcester, nominated member for ARC

Richard Puttock, Director of Data, Foresight and Analysis, OfS

Alice Redfearn, Head of Service Development, HESA

Wesley Rennison, Director of Strategic Planning at University of Strathclyde and Chair of HESPA, nominated member for HESPA

Phil Richards, Chief Technology Officer, Jisc

Annette Vancil, Data Futures Programme Director, HESA

Michael Weatherup, HE Policy, DfNEI

Mark Wilson, Head of Finance, HESA

Further information

We will provide operational and programme updates to our operational contacts 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 sign up for the HESA weekly update; you can change your preferences at any time.

Data Futures monthly update

We have launched the Data Futures monthly newsletter to regularly communicate updates, milestones and useful content. The HESA Data Futures monthly update is available to anybody interested in Data Futures.

Sign up for the Data Futures monthly update

If you have queries or would like to provide feedback, please contact [email protected].