Professor Ewart Keep, Director, Oxford University
Ewart Keep is Director of the Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance based at the Department of Education, Oxford University; and a member of the joint Scottish Funding Council/Skills Development Scotland Skills Committee. He is also a member of Quality and Qualifications Ireland’s Policies and Standards Committee. He has advised Parliamentary committees at Westminster and Holyrood, as well as H M Treasury, DBIS, the Cabinet Office, the National Audit Office, and government departments in New Zealand and Australia.
He has been working with the Welsh Government on skills utilisation policy and the regionalisation of skills planning. He has published extensively on apprenticeships, lifelong learning, higher education policy, the link between skills and economic performance, managerial attitudes towards investment in skill, and how public policy on education and training is created and enacted.