MBE Vivienne Stern


Vivienne Stern took up the role of UUK Chief Executive in September 2022. Vivienne was previously the Director of Universities UK International (UUKi), which represents UK universities around the world and works to enable them to flourish internationally. Vivienne has over 20 years’ experience of working in higher education policy and politics at national and international level.

She is a member of the GREAT Private Sector Council; a Trustee of the Council for At Risk Academics; and a member of the Board of Trade. She was awarded an MBE for Services to International Education in the New Years’ Honours List 2022. In 2021, Vivienne received the European Association of International Educators’ ‘Vision and Leadership’ award and the PIEoneer ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Industry’ award.

Vivienne is a graduate of the University of Cambridge, where she studied English Literature.