UALL is a membership subscription organisation, a registered UK charity, and is governed by a formal constitution. Each member institution nominates one or more individuals to the Council, the primary voting and decision-making body. The Executive Committee assists the Council in preparation and prioritising of agendas.
Jonathan Michie is Professor of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange at the University of Oxford, where he is Director of the Department for Continuing Education, and President of Kellogg College. Prior to moving back to Oxford in 2008, he was Professor of Management and Dean of the Business School at the University of Birmingham; before that he held the Sainsbury Chair of Management at Birkbeck, University of London, where he was Head of the School of Management & Organisational Psychology; and before that was at the Judge Business School, Cambridge, where he was also a Fellow & Director of Studies in Economics at Robinson College, and a Research Associate of the ESRC Centre for Business Research. Jonathan moved into academia from Brussels, where he was an Expert to the European Commission.
Jonathan became Chair of the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL) in May 2020. He is a Visiting Professor at the European University Institute in Florence; Honorary Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; and Senior Fellow of Rutgers University, USA. He is Managing Editor of the International Review of Applied Economics, and was joint secretary of the 2019 Centenary Commission on Adult Education.
He is supported by our executive, and our officers:
- The Honorary Secretary - Dr. Mary Mahoney, University of Wolverhampton
- The Treasurer - Dr. WIlly Kitchen, University of Sheffield
- UALL Vice Chair - Dr Zbig Sobiesierski, Cardiff University
- UALL Vice Chair - Dr Rob Mark, University of Glasgow
As well as the Executive and Council, we have convenors for our five networks. For more information of our networks please click here.
UALL is also supported by a part time Administrator who is the main point of contact for the organisation.