Sal Brinton, AUEE Executive Director
Dr Sal Brinton is the Executive Director of the Association of Universities in the East of England (AUEE), co-ordinating the collaboration between the 11 insititutions in the region, and representing higher education at a regional level.
Sal Brinton was Chair of the Learning and Skills Council for Cambridgeshire from 2000-2006, and Deputy Chair of the East of England Development Agency until 2004, where she was responsible for education and skills. She has an extensive background in local and regional government. She was awarded an Honorary PhD by Anglia Ruskin University in 2003 for her contribution and services to education, learning and skills.
She was Bursar first at Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge (1992 - 1997) which specialises in offering places to mature women students (both undergraduate and graduate) and then at Selwyn College, Cambridge from 1997 to 2002. In 1997 Sal won the East of England Entrepreneurial Businesswoman of the Year award for her work.
Mike Hall, AUEE Deputy Director
Mike possesses 30 years of senior management and board level experience in a breadth of industrial, commercial and academic areas. He joined AUEE in January 2008 having been previously employed by one of the East of England’s HEIs. He is a trustee of the Society of Chemical Industry, a Board member of the Institute of Knowledge Transfer and Senior Examiner for Royal Horticultural Society’s Masters programme. Originally qualified as a horticulturist, Mike has served on the editorial boards of several publications and he remains actively involved with national networks associated particularly with sustainable food production. Additionally he has had active involvement with Carbon Connections Ltd (UEA) and remains a director of number of regional charities. Married for 34 years and with two adult daughters, Mike lives in an Essex village close to Maldon.
Angela North, AUEE Administrator
Angela has been the Administrator for AUEE since 2002, with highly competent organisational skills which are essential as she is primary point of contact for general enquiries and the focal point for HEI colleagues, EEDA and other partner organisations. Previously, she worked within EEDA post the demise of the Further Education Council (FEFC) which merged with the Training & Enterprise Council (TEC) to form the LSC. Other experience as a personal assistant was gained in the training/ personnel section of local government for 10 years, 8 years with a local newspaper and also within travel, scientific, further education and insurance organisations.