David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science today (25 October 2013) appointed Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell as interim-Chair of the Student Loans Company.
Dame Breakwell has been a non-Executive Director of the SLC since 2011 and is currently the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath.
Commenting on the appointment David Willetts said:
I am pleased that Professor Breakwell has agreed to continue her support of the SLC and step up as interim-Chair.
The appointment of a permanent Chair is expected early in the New Year.
Notes for editors
1.The government’s economic policy objective is to achieve ‘strong, sustainable and balanced growth that is more evenly shared across the country and between industries’. It set 4 ambitions in the ‘Plan for Growth’, published at Budget 2011:
- to create the most competitive tax system in the G20
- to make the UK the best place in Europe to start, finance and grow a business
- to encourage investment and exports as a route to a more balanced economy
- to create a more educated workforce that is the most flexible in Europe
Work is underway across government to achieve these ambitions, including progress on more than 250 measures as part of the Growth Review. Developing an Industrial Strategy gives new impetus to this work by providing businesses, investors and the public with more clarity about the long-term direction in which the government wants the economy to travel.