Noel Lloyd’s career has been in the university sector. For the last seven years he has been Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University, having previously been Head of the Mathematics Department, Dean of Science, Pro Vice-Chancellor and, for five years, Registrar and Secretary. He retired in July 2011. Noel was appointed CBE in the Birthday Honours List in 2010 for contributions to Higher Education in Wales. He has chaired Higher Education Wales, the umbrella group of Vice-Chancellors of universities in Wales, and have been a Vice-President of Universities UK (UUK) and has served on a number of UK-wide boards and committees, including the boards of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) and the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA).