IPSEF Speakers

Cameron Mirza

Head of Transformation, University of Bahrain

Cameron is a highly skilled leader of change within education with vast international experience of leading public sector reform within the UK and Middle. He has over 15 years’ international reform experience across the public and private sector specializing in education reform at the highest level. In 2004 Cameron was part of the executive team that integrated work-based learning into UK schools with the launch of the young apprenticeship programme, and in 2008 was project manager of the team led by Sir Keith Ajegbo that reviewed citizenship and diversity in the UK school curriculum. In 2007 Cameron was part of the team that created the Academies structure as part of the UK education system. Cameron was director for projects and strategy for higher education council, Bahrain from December 2011 to June 2016 where he has co-authored a national higher education strategy and the nation’s first industry-led graduate skills guide. He was responsible for leading Bahrain’s improvement in seven out of eight indicators in one year for the innovation ranking in the global competitiveness report produced by the World Economic Forum in 2015 and 16. In 2017 Cameron authored the transformation plan of the national university for the Kingdom of Bahrain that was approved by Government. Cameron is a board member of BETT Middle East and a fellow of Oxfords Gulf talent advisory board