Higher Education - Advisory Panel

Our Higher Education Advisory Panel, consisting of sector leading academics and delivery experts, ensure we remain aligned with market landscape, as well as central government policy changes.

Working in partnership

Here at Caja we have developed a number of key strategic partnerships with specialist organisations that share our values. Through our partnerships we are able to support our clients with a wide range of capability and expertise, including the latest technology enablement and market leading digital solutions.

Our approach and philosophy provides agile and flexible support that routinely exceeds expectations and competes with the bigger advisory brands in the market.

Clients appreciate the fact that we can flex our resources and skills deployed over the lifetime of an assignment, to ensure the right people are in place at the right time.
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Our Dedicated Higher Education Panel

Anne Boddington

Experienced creative leader and member of the Board Of Trustees with a long history of design, research development, higher education, innovation and social enterprise. Strong business development professional, skilled in learning and teaching, research and impact design, circular economy, design management, lecturing, sustainable design, architecture and design.

Experienced Senior Leader in Higher Education, Professor (Emeritus) of Design Innovation, her experience includes career development and performance, organisational design and change management, business planning/finance, quality assurance in teaching and research, international partnerships, estate development and learning spaces . She has worked with the UK Government Agencies (QAA, UKRI) and with museums and the cultural and creative industries. She is currently chair of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 Sub Panel for Art & Design: History, Practice & Theory. She is a member of the HK Council (HKCAAVQ) and has undertaken research and quality reviews for government bodies (e.g., India, Estonia, Portugal, Israel). She has been an independent Governor in FH/HE, a trustee of a number of small charities and of the Design Council since 2015.

Derrick Jones

Prior to entering consultancy, Derrick had 15 years experience in education with his last post being as a Vice Principal of a large College in the North West of England where he was responsible for the areas of Finance, Personnel, Estates, MIS, Admissions, Marketing, and Catering. He also taught in the Faculty of Business and Management at Level 2 to Level 7.

Prior to entering the education sector he had 14 years experience in Local Government, working in departments as diverse as Social Services and Technical Services.

Derrick’s focus is on the management of educational change, supporting the implementation of Government policy, building high performance of post 16 organisations, and capacity building within client organisations in order to enable new ways of delivering sustainable educational services.

Derrick has recently achieved a Doctorate in Education.

Ian McFaul

Ian is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and has over 30 years experience in organisation design and development, culture, and change management with significant experience in financial services, telecoms and higher education.

A strategic commercially focussed hands-on professional skilled in moving from strategic requirements through design to deliverable plans and implementation. Shapes people programmes to drive organisation performance through employee engagement.

A specialist in:
• Leading, planning and delivering organisation design & development in complex regulatory environments.
• Embedding culture change in large organisations, utilising key organisation levers of engagement, well-being, design, role clarity and reward,
• Stakeholder management & Coaching leaders in all aspects of people change
• Delivering Headcount reductions.
• Building Equality, Diversity and Inclusion into Design.

Claire Nuttall

As Head of the Strategic Projects Office at the University of Bristol for over 6 years, Claire oversaw a large portfolio of change initiatives. Projects run from the Office were wide-ranging and transformational, being designed to improve administrative processes and systems, enable academic growth, and implement new services arising from major capital building projects, all in support of the strategic aims of the University and the efficient running of a large complex higher education institution.

Since 2016 Claire has provided consultancy services to Universities, working on transformation and change projects. Claire specialises in providing advice about the set-up and governance of portfolio offices and has undertaken reviews of completed projects, to assess the benefits achieved against the original objectives, focussing on reporting constructive lessons learnt to enable continuous institutional improvement.

Prior to working in the Higher Education sector, Claire was a Management Consultant at PwC, leading IT projects for a wide range of businesses and then as Director of IT Services with a national accountancy practice, developing the IT consultancy service to audit clients