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Higher Education Strategy Expert Alex Favier Joins Lodestone

Lodestone has appointed Alex Favier as an Associate to further boost our Higher Education practice.

Alex will play a key role in delivering Research Advocacy and Institutional Influence Strategy programmes for the UK’s leading universities. He joins the Lodestone team following 35% growth of the business, and a series of new client wins.

With over a decade of global and political affairs experience, Alex has an outstanding track-record of innovation, impact and creativity. Having built award-winning public affairs functions at both the University of Warwick and the University of Nottingham he has developed an international reputation for sector-leadership and collaboration. He has established groups such as the Russell Group Political Affairs Network, the UK Universities Overseas Campus Network and initiatives such as the UPP Civic University Commission. During his time at the University of Nottingham, he established the Institute for Policy and Engagement and served as the Director of Global and Political Affairs. He combines his time on consultancy with his role as the Director of Global Reputation and Partnerships at the University of Nottingham, as Co-Chair of the UK Universities Overseas Campus Network and as the European Representative on the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education’s Global Commission.

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