Wendy Alexander, VP International, University of Dundee, British Council Trustee, Scottish Government Higher Education Trade & Investment Envoy, former Scottish Higher Education Minister.
Wendy Alexander is Vice Principal, International at the University of Dundee and Scottish Government International Trade and Investment Envoy for Higher Education. She is a Trustee of the British Council and a member of UK Government’s Education Sector Advisory Group supporting the delivery of the UK International Education Strategy. She is Chair of the Global Advisory Board for Times Higher Education’ Student, and a Venture Partner at Emerge Education, the leading UK seed fund and network for EdTech. She is Vice Chair of Advisory Board of UK National Committee on China, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Patron Social Investment Scotland. As a Member of the Scottish Parliament (1999-2011), she served in the first three Scottish Cabinets, including as Minister for Further and Higher Education, holding the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning, Transport and Communities portfolios. She also served as Scottish Labour Leader in the Scottish Parliament. She holds honorary degrees from University of Strathclyde and University of West of Scotland.
“This Commission is tackling all the big questions around how the UK remains a leader in global higher education. The ambition is to ensure the UK is the ‘go to place’ for the brightest and best young people across the world .”