International Education Strategy Governance Group


This group provides oversight to the implementation of actions to deliver the International Education Strategy (IES) and to drive forward its commitments.

The role of the group is to:

  • provide strategic oversight and guidance to ensure that the aims and objectives of the IES are met
  • recommend and endorse approaches identified in the implementation plan and support its development and implementation 
  • identify links and partnerships that would support the delivery of the IES commitment to maximise the economic benefits of international higher education and provide recommendations to the minister as appropriate


  • Graeme Dey, Minister for Higher and Further Education and Veterans (Chair)
  • Rachel Sandison, University of Glasgow
  • James Miller, Universities Scotland
  • Wendy Alexander, Scottish Government Trade and Investment Envoy
  • Peter Brown, British Council
  • Neville Wylie, Connected Scotland
  • Gareth Williams, Prosper
  • Stephen Decent, RKEC
  • Andrea Nolan, Universities Scotland
  • Roy Gardner, Colleges Scotland


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