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Rae Tooth brings experience in higher education policy in particular around improving access, progression, and success for socially disadvantaged and underrepresented groups. She is an expert in effective evaluation of practice and outcomes, and in bringing together practice, policy, and academic discourse in relation to social justice.
Rae is the Founder and CEO of Inclusion Revolution, an organisation that takes transformative approaches to social inclusion and belonging through consultancy, training and coaching. Rae works predominantly with the Higher Education and Charity Sector.
Prior to this Rae was the CEO of a social mobility charity, supporting children from disadvantaged backgrounds into higher education. The charity works directly with educational institutions to improve their outreach and influences Government policy.
Rae's previous career spans two decades in the Civil Service leading work on higher education and equality. She advised successive Cabinet Ministers on developing evidence-led policy aimed at improving outcomes for disadvantaged and historically excluded students.
She is a graduate of the University of Wales, Cardiff and was elected Women's Officer for NUS Wales. Rae is also a Trustee of The University of Bristol Students Union.
Alongside her professional understanding of disadvantage, Rae has lived experience of social exclusion. While she is privileged by being a white cis woman, she has multiple disabilities, grew up in a complex, low income home and is now a lone parent to two children.
Appointed 1 August 2020
- Risk and Audit Committee