Before joining Nous, Libby was chief executive officer 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 RSA and was named one of the UK’s ‘Education Reformers of the Year’ by the Education Foundation for work promoting social mobility and access to higher education. As a visiting senior research fellow at Global Higher Education and in various other roles, Libby has written many higher education publications, policy reports, book chapters, articles and government and parliamentary reports. She has extensive written and broadcast media experience.
Libby holds a Master and a Bachelor of Arts (politics, philosophy and economics) from 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 Nick and their dog Harry – a 65kg Bullmastiff ‘puppy’ – who takes them on many beach and bush walks.