Mr. David Lock was appointed as Director of International and UK Projects at the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education in October 2007.
Until October 2007 he was the founding Registrar and Acting Chief Executive of the new British University in Dubai, a post he held for 4 years.
BUiD now has over 400 students and David led a strategic review of the University which has helped to set its course for the next 5 years.
David was appointed to the International Advisory Panel for the Middle East Association′s Learning and Leadership Symposium Programme 2006-9, has spoken on UK
Higher Education in several countries and been called on to advise on the establishment of new universities in other Middle East countries.
Prior to going to Dubai David had been Secretary to the University of Huddersfield and Registrar and Secretary to the University of Hull in the UK for a total of 14 years. In both roles he was secretary to the governing body and its committees and responsible for leading significant parts of the administration and support services. In particular he led student services, human resources and a range of professional services and performed a key role in governance and strategic reviews. He also played a leading part in major projects including the merger with another HE institution, the acquisition
of new campuses and various other initiatives including a civic millennium project. He was particularly focused on the student experience.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and an advisor to the Institute. He is a Freeman of the City of London and
Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. He is a graduate of the UK HE Top Management Programme.
David has also undertaken a range of consultancy assignments including national HE governance projects,
including the training of members of governing bodies at national level and FE governance assignments.