Before joining Nous, Libby was the chief executive of University Alliance in the UK and then a partner (higher education) and global head of the Government and Public Policy Practice at Perrett Laver, based in Sydney. She is an invited fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce; and was named one of the UK’s ‘Education Reformers of the Year’ by the Education Foundation for promoting social mobility and access to higher education. She has written many higher education publications, policy reports, book chapters, articles and government and parliamentary reports.
Libby is a visiting fellow at Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU, and holds a Master and a Bachelor of Arts (politics, philosophy and economics) from the University of Oxford. She has formally served as a director on the UK Higher Education Commission; as an advisor to the Browne Review of Higher Education Fees and Funding; and as a board director of the Bridge Group, promoting social mobility in education She is currently a member of the UPP Foundation Advisory Board and the Economics of Higher Education Group.
Libby enjoys life in beautiful Thirroul (Illawarra) with her husband and their dog – a 65kg Bullmastiff ‘puppy’ – who takes them on many beach and bush walks.