Advisory Board

Advisory Board membership

Prof Narend Baijnath, Council on Higher Education, South Africa

Narend Baijnath is CEO of the Council on Higher Education since October 2015. Before joining the CHE, he was Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of South Africa. Prior to that he occupied the positions of VP: Strategy, Planning and Partnerships and VP: Research and Planning at the same institution. As PVC at UNISA he drove the digitisation and OER strategies of the university.

For more information see N Baijnath Profile or

Ahmed Bawa, Universities South Africa

Michael Cross, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Janja Komljenovic, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Janja is a Lecturer in Higher Education at Lancaster University. Her research interests include education governance, higher education industry and political economy of markets. She has also worked in higher education policy since 2003 at institutional and national levels in Slovenia, and in the Bologna Process in Europe. She is particularly active in quality assurance; acting as an evaluator of quality assurance agencies for ENQA and evaluator of universities for national agencies.

Mark Lester, FutureLearn, United Kingdom

Sioux McKenna, Rhodes University, South Africa

Diane Parker, Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa

Susan Robertson, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Martin Weller, Open University, United Kingdom