Dr Joanna Newman MBE FRSA
Joanna is Chief Executive and Secretary-General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) – an international organisation dedicated to building a better world through higher education, with more than 500 member universities in over 50 countries.
Joanna’s career has been in the service of British and international higher education. Before joining the ACU, she was Vice-Principal (International) at King’s College London; Director of the UK Higher Education International Unit (now known as Universities UK International); and Head of Higher Education at the British Library. She is a Senior Research Fellow in History at King’s College London. Her most recent publication is Nearly the New World: The British West Indies and the Flight from Nazism, 1933-1945. In 2014, Joanna was awarded an MBE in recognition of her work promoting British higher education internationally.