Dr. Diana Beech

As Chief Executive of London Higher, Diana is responsible for leading the organisation’s aim of being a voice for London’s universities and higher education colleagues. Diana joined London Higher from the University of Warwick, where she led the institution’s Government affairs function.


Diana has previously worked in government as a policy adviser to three Ministers of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, advising on all aspects of Higher Education policy. Prior to this she was the first Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and she has published widely on several aspects of UK higher education policy.


Diana holds a PhD in German from the University of Cambridge and has held academic positions at universities in Canada, Germany and the UK.

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