Nicola Dandridge CBE
Nicola Dandridge CBE
Chief executive
Office for Students

Nicola Dandridge became the first chief executive of the Office for Students in September 2017. The OfS was fully established in April 2018 and is the public body that regulates the higher education sector on behalf of students. Prior to joining OfS, Nicola was chief executive of Universities UK, the representative organisation for the UK’s universities. Before that she was chief executive of the Equality Challenge Unit, the higher education agency that promotes equality and diversity for staff and students. She started her career as a lawyer working in private practice.

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