Lord David Willetts

Former Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation (2010-2014)

The Rt Hon. Lord Willetts FRS is the President of the Resolution Foundation. He is Chair of the UK Space Agency, a Board member of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), and a visiting Professor at King’s College London. He is the chair of Innovate Cambridge. He is the Chancellor of the University of Leicester and an Honorary Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford.
He served as the Member of Parliament for Havant (1992-2015), as Minister for Universities and Science (2010-2014) and previously worked at HM Treasury and the No. 10 Policy Unit.
His book “A University Education” is published by Oxford University Press. A second edition of his book “The Pinch” on fairness between the generations was published in 2019.

Coming to study in the UK can be good for the students, good for our universities and good for the British economy. The IHEC is an excellent opportunity to investigate this properly and I am delighted to be serving as a Commissioner.