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Wendy Piatt
Senior Adviser, Higher Education

 
Dr Wendy Piatt was CEO and Director General of the Russell Group until 2017, having established the organisation as a company limited by guarantee in 2007. The Russell Group, whose members included 24 leading universities in the UK, became one of the most powerful and widely recognised representative bodies in the country during that period. She acquired extensive experience of appearing in the broadcast media whilst performing this role. She also served as an advisor to the Secretary of State for Business and Skills from 2009-10.
 
Her knowledge of Westminster and Whitehall was gained during her career as a senior civil servant in the Cabinet Office, Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit and Department for Education and Skills. She led on a broad range of public policy areas including: public service reform in health, education and transport; the UK’s digital strategy; local government policy, early years and social mobility.
 
She was Head of Education policy at the Institute for Public Policy Research until 2003 producing a range of publications on skills, further and higher education and social mobility which were widely acknowledged as having influenced Government policy.
 
She has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from Lincoln College, Oxford University and King’s College, London where she was awarded a number of academic prizes. 
 
Wendy combines her role at Wild Search with other advisory and NED roles including at University College London, the Snowden Trust and Lincoln College, University of Oxford. 
 

 

 

The Wild Search Team

 
 Clive Aslet  Director, Wild Research

Clive Aslet
Director, Wild Research

 Neil Carmichael  Education and Non Executive Adviser

Neil Carmichael
Education and Non Executive Adviser

 Meriel Cochrane  Research Associate

Meriel Cochrane
Research Associate

 Daisy Cockrean  Operations & Research Associate

Daisy Cockrean
Operations & Research Associate

 Gerard Kelly  Education Adviser

Gerard Kelly
Education Adviser

 Grace Moody-Stuart  Education Adviser

Grace Moody-Stuart
Education Adviser

 
 
 Rhys Pearson-Shaul  Research Assistant

Rhys Pearson-Shaul
Research Assistant

 Paula Phelan  HR Adviser

Paula Phelan
HR Adviser

 Wendy Piatt  Senior Adviser, Senior Adviser

Wendy Piatt
Senior Adviser, Senior Adviser

 Amy Wevill  Director

Amy Wevill
Director

 Edward Wild  Director

Edward Wild
Director