"Rajay Naik is Director of Government and External Affairsat The Open University - Europe's largest University. At BIG he is Chairman of UK Programmes. In 2009 he was appointed by Lord Mandelson and David Willetts as one of six panel members on the cross-party Independent Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance (Browne Review). He is also a Commissioner of the Department of Health’s Standing Commission on Carers and a Director at Coventry City Football Club.
"Rajay formerly worked at Coventry City Council on work to engage citizens in decision making; the Office of the Third Sector within the Cabinet Office on voluntary sector policy and managed the national Coffeehouse Challenge programme at the Royal Society of Arts.
"Rajay is a former Chairman of the British Youth Council and a former trustee of the National Youth Agency, v, and the Changemakers Foundation. He was a Council Member of the Learning and Skills Council, was commissioned by NESTA to author ‘Learner Voice’, and is currently serving in his fifth year as a Governor at City College, Coventry – one of the UK’s largest Further Education colleges.
"Rajay is a Fellow of the RSA and Ambassador of the City of Coventry, Make Your Mark, and the Government Equalities Office. He holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from The University of Warwick."