Keith Herrmann, B.Soc.Sc. LLB MBA FRSA

Keith Herrmann is Director of Employability and Careers at the University of Surrey which is ranked 4th in the UK on the 2016 Guardian University League Table. At Surrey he is responsible for leading on employability, careers and the university’s renowned student placement programme.

Prior to joining Surrey he was Director at Higher Ed Research, an independent research consultancy specialising in higher education. Keith was previously Deputy Chief Executive at the Council for Industry and Higher Education (CIHE) where he was involved in research on entrepreneurship education, leadership in higher education, innovation policy, university-business collaboration, employability, career guidance and STEM education.

Keith worked previously at Durham University Business School as Director of Programmes for Small Enterprise Development where he led a team specialising in entrepreneurship education, economic policy research, SME development, leadership and knowledge exchange programmes with business. He has also worked internationally on the impact of regulation and government policy on business.

Keith is passionate about education, and pro bono convenes the Careers Alliance, a strategic leadership network of 25 national organisations in the UK with an interest in career guidance, including employer bodies, trade unions and education and skills organisations.