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Professor Ewart Keep

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Ewart Keep holds an (emeritus) Chair in Education, Training and Skills at the Department of Education, Oxford University.

Ewart has researched and written on the links between skills and economic performance; the interaction  between economic development, business support, innovation and education and training; the workplace as a learning environment; and adult and lifelong learning.

He has advised the UK government departments, parliamentary committees at Holyrood and Westminster, the OCED and the governments of Australia and New Zealand.

Ewart’s reappointment runs from 4 November 2023 to 3 November 2026.

Register of interests

1. Remunerated directorships.

None.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession or other activity.

Current chair of the Education and Training Foundation’s T Levels Professional Development External Assurance Group (remunerated).

Current member of the Education and Training Foundation’s T Levels Professional Development Strategic Advisory Group (remunerated).

Current member of the Management Board of Glasgow City College (unpaid).

Consultant to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development – I am writing a paper for them on ‘an industrial strategy for the everyday economy’.

I am also still paid a small amount of money to provide ongoing doctoral supervision to students at Oxford University, and from time to time act as an external examiner at UK universities.

3. Clients connected with the further and/or higher education sector or other aspects of the Council’s business.

Association of Colleges (AoC) – research and elements of policy advice.

UKRI (ESRC) – refereeing research proposals and strategic advice on the focus of future research investment.

Education and Training Foundation – I chair one of their committees (on training FE staff and others to teach T levels).

4. Significant gifts or hospitality arising from Board or Committee membership. (To be reported as soon as reasonably practical).

None.

5. Significant shareholdings in a public company where the value is more than 1% of the total issued share value of the company.

None.

6. Significant shareholdings in a private company which might give rise to a conflict of interest or trust.

None.

7. Public activity in support of a political party within the previous five years.

None.

8. Miscellaneous, for example, unremunerated posts, honorary positions and other connections which might give rise to a conflict of interest or trust.

Current member of the Four Nations College Alliance Independent Commission on ‘The College of the Future’ (unpaid).

Current member of the Education and Training Foundation’s Centres for Excellence in Maths Expert Advisory Group (unpaid).

Current member of the Management Board of Glasgow City College (unpaid).

Current academic member of the ESRC Productivity Institute (unpaid).

9. Relevant and known interests of spouse, partner and close family.

None.

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