The University has joined the Governance Apprenticeship Programme and is currently hosting one Board apprentice.
- Board apprentice
Current post-holder: Mr Freddie Quek
First appointed: 1 September 2021
Current term of office ends: 31 August 2022
Freddie Quek is Chief Technology Officer at Times Higher Education. He is a disruptive, networked and agile leader who has worked in Singapore, US and UK across higher education, automotive, publishing, loyalty, insurance, travel and financial services industries for RELX, Wiley, Solera and various startups. He helped transformed the publishing industry from print to digital pioneering the use of NoSQL technologies and achieving large scale agile implementations.
He has received a UK IT Industry Award, three Wiley President’s Award in 4 years, a Pacesetter Award for delivering a ground-breaking multi-million licensing deal and MarkLogic’s Customer Excellence award. He was also recognised as UK’s top 50 data leaders. In 2021, he started the #joiningthedots initiative to address #digitalinclusion and has become special advisor and ambassador for the Digital Poverty Alliance.
Freddie is a Fellow of BCS and judge for the UK IT Industry Awards. He has Master of Science degrees from the London School of Economics and Henley Business School. He is an alumnus of Oxford University and currently a Research Associate at Henley Business School undertaking doctoral research.