We are delighted to announce that we have selected Professor Tristram Hooley as the next independent Chair of the Adviza Board. He replaces outgoing Chair Terry Stock, who, after many years of outstanding service at Adviza, ends his term as Chair on 31st December 2020.

Tristram Hooley head and shouldersTristram is Chief Research Officer at the Institute of Student Employers, Professor of Career Education at the University of Derby and Professor at the Inland Norway University for Applied Science. He is also Director of the National Institute of Career Education and Counselling.

He will undertake a handover with Terry and a full induction programme before taking up the post on 1st January 2021.

An expert for our times

Tristram has been described by others as a “career development guru” and “a leader in the international community of career development professionals.” He is passionate about career development, education and guidance as well as social science research and learning technology. He is an expert for our times, being active on social media and his own blog, Adventures in Career Development.

Adviza Trustee Campbell Christie CBE said, “Adviza is delighted to welcome Tristram as our new Chair. His wide experience in our sector and enthusiasm for what we do will add great value to our Board; the Trustees and staff are all looking forward to working with him.”

Tristram said, “I’m thrilled to have the chance to help shape an organisation that’s recognised as one of the best career companies in the UK, taking the research and policy work I’m involved in and connecting that to the reality of delivery on the ground. I expect to learn a huge amount from Katharine Horler OBE and the passionate and experienced people on the Adviza team. I hope I can bring a useful perspective and that my independence means I can help alert the team to opportunities, information and policy-making that will add value.”

Read our blog – an interview with Tristram Hooley.

Thank you, Terry 

Terry Stock will be greatly missed and will remain part of the Adviza family. He describes his role as Chair of Adviza as “by far the most enjoyable, sometimes challenging position I have ever held.” He adds, “Tristram will inherit a role at an amazing organisation, during probably the most challenging time in its history. I have every confidence he will do an outstanding job and wish him and his colleagues all the very best for the future.”

Commenting on Terry’s time at Adviza, our Deputy Chair, Hilary Omissi OBE, speaks for all of us:

“Terry has been a brilliant Chair both to Adviza and, prior to that, Connexions Oxfordshire. He has successfully steered the company through some highly challenging times including major cuts in Government spending—which meant that we had to substantially change our business model—and latterly the COVID-19 crisis. As well as effectively harnessing the Adviza Board he has gone the extra mile on a number of occasions, providing additional support to the Chief Executive and to the Senior Leadership Team.

On behalf of all the trustees thank you Terry for your good humour, commitment and enthusiasm, we will all miss you and wish you and your family all the best for the future.”