Sir David Melville CBE
Chair, Pearson Education Limited
David Melville is chair of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex NHS Postgraduate Deanery and a board member of K College Kent, London South Bank and Manchester Metropolitan Universities and the Network for Black Professionals. He's also patron of the 157 Group, Comprehensive Future, the Disabled Sailors Association, Faversham Creek Trust and the Thames Gateway Young Chamber.
From 2001 to 2007, he was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kent. Previously, he was Chief Executive of the Further Education Funding Council, and before that, he was Vice-Chancellor of Middlesex University. He was a member of the Tomlinson Review of 14-19 Curriculum and Qualifications, the Foundation Degree Task Force and the Foster Review of the Future of Further Education Colleges.
He has been a primary, secondary and academy chair or vice-chair of school governors; a board member of the Higher Education Careers Services Unit, The Place and the Council for Industry and Higher Education; Chair of Lifelong Learning UK, the Higher Education Statistics Agency, the Learning and Skills Council in Kent and Medway, the University Vocational Awards Council and Higher Education South East.