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Executive Committee

The British Universities' International Liaison Association (BUILA) Executive Committee consists of several key members who support and manage the association's activities. These individuals play crucial roles in managing BUILA’s initiatives and representing the interests of BUILA members in international higher education.

Meet the BUILA Executive Committee

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Philippa Collins Robson

OfS, DfE, DIT, Home Office, BC, AGCAS, Employability Group, Conference

Executive Director

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Catriona McCarthy

BUILA Chair, ISAB, Northern Ireland Representative, OFS, UUK-UUKi, DBT

Director for Global Engagement, Ulster University

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Andrew Bird

Vice Chair, HEAG & Data Lead

Chief Marketing Officer, Solent University, Southampton

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Nancy Cooke

BUILA Vice-chair, UUK/UUKi, Conference

Director – International Development, University of Salford

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Karen Blackney

BUILA Executive, APPG, Wider partners, UKCISA & ISEG

Head of International, University of East Anglia

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George Hunt

BUILA Executive, DFE & Sponsorship

Director of International Development, Teesside University

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Stuart Easter

BUILA Executive Scotland Representative, DBT, TNE & Partnerships, Training

Head of International Partnerships & Student Recruitment, Edinburgh Napier University

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Brian Greenwood

BUILA Executive, ECTIS, Training and Conference

Associate Director of International Student Recruitment, University of Exeter

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Jasmine Bual

BUILA Executive, UCAS, Training, AQF

Regional Manager (South East Asia), Durham University

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Ula Tang-Plowman

BUILA Executive, UKCISA & ISEG, RIGs, HESA & Jisc, China RIG Chair

Director of International Recruitment, University of Central Lancashire

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Jake Duffin

BUILA Executive, British Council, AQF, UCAS

Head of International Student Recruitment, Global Engagement, Queen Mary University of London

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Francis Glover

BUILA Executive, Home Office/UKVI, PR Campaign, APPG

Leicester Deputy Director – International, De Montfort University,

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Samuel Jackson-Royle

BUILA Executive, Wales Representative, PR Campaign, Home Office/UKVI, TNE & Partnerships

Director of International Operations & Admissions, Marketing, Communications & Recruitment, Bangor University

Dee De Rocha

BUILA Co-Opt ,Compliance Network, Conference, AQF

International Director, University of Cumbria

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Shonagh Maak

Co-opt, AQF Lead, South Asia RIG CHair

Head of International Stakeholder Engagement, University of Glasgow

Sarah Caine

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Edward Chan

Projects and Events Lead

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Paulina Day

Head of Marketing and Communications

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Kim Hadley

BUILA Administrative & Executive Board Lead

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Jennifer Plant

Marketing and Communications Support