Carl Lygo – The art of never giving up – 14 September 2020

Join our Vice Chancellor & Chief Executive Office, Carl Lygo as he shares his personal story

Taking Place: Monday 14th September, 12:30 – 13:30 BST 

Join Carl Lygo as he shares his story of an ordinary boy from a South Yorkshire mining Town, educated at a local comprehensive School, brought up by a single parent Mum who struggled with dyslexia but who became a FTSE Executive Director, Chief Executive, founded a University, became Vice Chancellor of 2 Universities, Chaired the University of Europe, co-founded a charity and became a Professor. Anything is achievable if you put your mind to it!

If you have any questions for Carl, please include these in the registration form and we will try to get these answered as part of the session. 

An introduction to Carl Lygo:

Arden Vice Chancellor and CEO Carl Lygo

I am Professor Carl Lygo, Professor of English Common Law and a  qualified Barrister having practised on the Northern, North Eastern and South Eastern circuits. I am now concentrating on working with organisations that seek to extend opportunities for all in society and offer disruptive strategies to widen access. I do this in my new role as the Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of Arden University, a ground-breaking UK private University committed to extending access to higher education. My particular expertise is in the field of professional education which I am helping Arden University to develop a unique position in. I am also the Chairman of the ownership board of the University of Applied Sciences Europe, which is based in Germany at Iserlohn, Berlin and Hamburg. 
I was until recently the Chairman of a Multi Academy Trust called Turner Schools (a Charity that I co-founded and based in Kent to help disadvantaged pupils), I am an advisory board member of the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI), WONKHE (the home for policy wonks interested in Higher Education) and in 2019 I stepped down as a non-executive director at UCFB (University Campus of Football Business) and trustee of Regents University London. I was also the founding non-executive board member of the Office for Students, the new independent regulator of Higher Education in England.