Professor Ken Sloan, Harper Adams University

Interview with Professor Ken Sloan, Vice Chancellor and CEO, Harper Adams University

Professor Ken Sloan is the current Vice-Chancellor and CEO of Harper Adams University. With a career spanning over three decades in higher education, he has garnered extensive experience in leadership, strategic planning, and academic management. Prior to his current role, he held various positions in universities across the UK and Australia, including roles in finance, planning, and administration. 

Ken is known for his commitment to innovation in education, sustainability, and promoting diversity and inclusion within the academic community.

In this Pride in Leadership interview, Professor Ken Sloan speaks to Alison Elton, the Principal Consultant in GatenbySanderson’s Education Practice about:

  • bridging the gap between leadership and the communities to create a culture of inclusion, equality and belonging.
  • Pressures that a leader may face by being part of a community and how to overcome them
  • Leadership on a global scale and how members of the LGBTQ+ community are affected
  • The essential qualities for effective inclusive leadership in higher education today


Watch the full interview with Professor Ken Sloan here:


This is one in a series of Pride In Leadership interviews and leadership profiles taking place during Pride 2024. We are amplifying the voices and lived experiences of LGBTQ+ leaders and active allies throughout June and beyond as part of our ongoing commitment to inclusion. Find out who else is taking part and read and watch back previous profiles from others in the community here

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