Statement – Professor Gummett announces 2012 retirement

Responding to the announcement that the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales’s (HEFCW) chief executive, Professor Phil Gummett, proposes to retire later this year, Professor John Hughes, Chair of representative body Higher Education Wales, commented:

“During his 10 years at HEFCW, Professor Gummett has made a tremendous contribution to the sector in Wales and has brought immense skills and experience to Welsh higher education.  His expertise, coupled with his patience and above all his determination to act in the best interests of Wales and its higher education needs will be missed.  We offer our sincere best wishes to him for his retirement and for all his future endeavours.”