University College of Estate Management Welcomes Two New Trustees to Board

Posted on: 20 May, 2016

  • Property and Education industry stalwarts, Andrew Hynard and Dr Stephen Jackson, join UCEM’s Board of Trustees
  • David Mason becomes first ever Student Trustee to join the Board

Reading, United Kingdom, 20 May 2016 – University College of Estate Management (UCEM) – leading provider of supported online learning for Built Environment professionals – today announced two new appointments to its Board of Trustees. Andrew Hynard and Dr Stephen Jackson bring with them over fifty years of experience in the Property and Education industries, furthering UCEM’s commitment to bringing the highest standard of higher education to students and employers within the Built Environment.

Andrew Hynard’s background is in Chartered Surveying and he specialises in Property Investment throughout the UK. Andrew has held various leadership roles within JLL over the past 32 years, and is currently UK Deputy Chairman, leading on the client relationships for several key accounts. His responsibilities include introducing services and solutions to clients, and acting on behalf of owners, occupiers and developers on all aspects of their investment strategies. Furthermore, in 2008/2009, Andrew was Chairman of the Investment Property Forum – the leading Property Investment organisation in the UK. As of 3 October 2016, Andrew will be taking up the position of Chief Executive for The Howard de Walden Estate.

Dr Stephen Jackson is currently Associate Director (International) within the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Previous to his role at QAA, Stephen was Director for Partnerships and Widening Participation at Liverpool John Moores University – and he worked for both the Higher Education Quality Council and QAA as an auditor and review coordinator. Stephen’s previous role of Director of Quality Assurance at QAA included overall responsibility for the management and delivery of review activity, including universities and other higher education providers; the review of higher education in further education colleges; and the review of private higher education colleges.

During his term on the UCEM board, Andrew will be responsible for serving on the Finance Committee and the Nominations and Governance Committee – helping to guide UCEM’s overall strategic vision. While Stephen will be supporting fellow Trustee Professor Kenny Miller on the Academic Audit Committee, which reviews academic governance and quality at UCEM.

In addition to the two new appointments, David Mason – appointed to the role of Lead Student Representative in autumn 2015 – has become the first ever Student Trustee to join the Board. David is currently studying for an MSc in Building Surveying, whilst working as a Project Manager for the Estate Department at The University of Winchester. David is building a real student community at UCEM, working collaboratively to bring focus to any areas of concern or champion any improvements that UCEM students would like to see addressed. As well as preparing the student submission for UCEM’s Higher Education Review in 2016, David will also play a key student advisory role on the Academic Audit Committee.

Ashley Wheaton, Principal at UCEM, commented on the new appointments, “I’m very pleased to welcome Andrew Hynard, Dr Stephen Jackson, and David Mason to the Board of Trustees – each bringing with them invaluable experience. We are passionate about ensuring we have the right people to guarantee that our students benefit from high quality and prestigious qualifications, and this is all part of our commitment to develop leading talent for the Built Environment.”