Academic Registry and Council Secretariat

Governance menu

Mr John Yard


External Member of Council


John’s expertise is centred on Change management.  Since 2011 he has acted as a freelance consultant, carrying out a variety of assignments focused on:

  • Helping Public sector organisations deliver change and major projects, including providing the  Critical friend/Assurance role
  • Supplier management from both the Client and Supplier perspective

Between 2004 and 2011, in addition to his consultancy work, he undertook two interim management roles,  as CIO for Defra and commercial manager for the NHS Southern Cluster.

Prior to that he was a Director General in HMRC, managing their Change programme, including the move to on line filing and the re-competition of the original EDS outsourcing contract to the Aspire consortium.


Return to top