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Dr David Llewellyn


Higher level skills development and policy in the agri-food sector

Higher education and the agri-food sector

Higher education policy

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers
  • Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Societies
  • Royal Agricultural Society of England, Member of Council
  • Chair, GuildHE
  • President of the East of England Agricultural Society

Governor Profile

David Llewellyn’s earlier career involved posts at Queen Mary, University of London, King’s College London and the Institute of Psychiatry, a postgraduate medical school based at the Maudsley Hospital in south-east London.  David joined Harper Adams in 1998 as the Director of Corporate Affairs.  He took over as Principal of Harper Adams University College in September 2009 and became the founding Vice-Chancellor of Harper Adams University in 2012.  A graduate of University College London, David also has a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Birkbeck College, University of London, and a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) in Higher Education Management from the University of Bath.  He is a Fellow of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers and of the Royal Agricultural Societies. Amongst other appointments he is currently the Chair of GuildHE and a member of the Institute of Agriculture and Horticulture (TIAH) Development Board.

Department: Senior Management

Department: Board of Governors

Department: Vice-Chancellor's Office

Tel: +44 (0)1952 81 5240

Office: Main Building


Other publications

  • Llewellyn D (2017) The Future Skills Needs of the Poultry Industry: Developing its Leaders, Managers and Technologists for the Information Age Temperton Fellowship for Poultry Research Report No. 25
  • Llewellyn D (2012) Who will deliver food security? Closing the higher level skills gap in the UK agri-food sector Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England 172 (pp1-6)
  • Llewellyn D (2011) Higher Level Skills for Food Security: Do We Have the Right Ingredients? Journal of Farm Management 14, 3 (pp195-210)
  • Llewellyn D (2009) The Role and Influence of the Secretary in UK Higher Education Governing Bodies Leadership Foundation for Higher Education Research and Development Series (53p)



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