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David Willetts Appoints New Student Loans Company Chair

February 3, 2014

LONDON , Feb. 3 -- The British Department for Business , Innovation & Skills issued the following news release: Minister of State for Universities and Science, David Willetts , announced the appointment of a new Non-Executive Chair of the Student Loans Company ( ) (SLC) today ( 3 February 2014 ), Mr Christian (Chris) Brodie . The appointment was made jointly by English, Welsh, Northern Irish and Scottish Ministers. Chris holds the position of Chair of Council at the University of Sussex and retired in July 2013 from the role of Vice Chairman of UBS Investment Bank . Besides his role at the University of Sussex , he is Chairman of the Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity , a National Health Service Charity supporting the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital . David Willetts , Minister for Universities and Science, said: * I am delighted to be appointing Chris as the new Chair of the SLC ( ). He brings with him a wealth of experience at the highest levels from across the public, private and higher education sectors. His appointment will provide support and leadership to the SLC ( ) as it embarks on a major programme of transformation, replacing its ageing core ICT systems and fully embracing digital technologies to improve radically the way it delivers services to customers. * I would also like to convey my deepest appreciation to Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell for her work and commitment over the past three months as the interim Chair of the SLC ( ). The appointment is also in accordance with the code of practice for the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments ( ) (OCPA). CC 24CCPandaSan-140204-4624320 24CCPandaSan

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