Welcome to Policy Review TV - to access more content or redeem your conference voucher.

Speaker Biography

Virginia Issac

 Virginia Issac
Acting Chief Executive (Director of Business Development)

Outline of Mrs Isaac's career
Virginia joined UCAS in 1996, initially to develop the higher education conventions activity. The following year she became General Manager of UCAS Enterprises and over the next 10 years she developed the Company, renamed UCAS Media, into a flourishing commercial subsidiary.

In 2002 Virginia was made Director of Marketing and Communications for UCAS which involved taking over the press and communications functions as well as UCAS' publications portfolio. Then, in 2006, she was made Director of Business Development and took responsibility for developing new business within UCAS as well as bidding for external contracts.

2009 saw more change as, with the appointment of a new General Manager, Virginia was made Executive Director for UCAS Media and, in addition, she was appointed as UCAS' Acting Chief Executive, prior to the new CEO taking up her post in January 2010.

A graduate in English from the University of East Anglia and with a PGCE from the University of Swansea, Virginia studies for an MA in Marketing at UWE and is a graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Before joining UCAS she was Marketing and Training Manager for the educational database ECCTIS 2000. Prior to that, she espoused self-sufficient farming in the Brecon Beacons, taught at secondary schools in England and Wales and wrote guidebooks for the National Trust. Virginia was also, together with her husband, the founder and director of Brecon Waters Ltd which is now a multi-million pound company.

Virginia sits on a number of Boards, including being a Director of Cheltenham Festivals, a governor of Cheltenham College and on the Council of the University of Lampeter (now Trinity St Davids).