Geoff Layer has been Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton since August 2011.
Between 2000 and 2006 he was the Director of Action on Access, an agency established to advise HEFCE on its Widening Participation Strategy. He was also Director of the HEFCE Innovations Co-ordination Team from 2000-2002 and has researched and published widely on Inclusive Education.
Geoff is a Board Member of AdvanceHE, the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership and the Black Country Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He was Chair of the Department for Education’s Disabled Students Sector Leadership Group and is now Chair of the Disabled Students’ Commission. Geoff is currently Chair of the Student Loans Company Stakeholder Forum, Chair of Universities West Midlands (UWM), a Trustee of the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning and a Trustee of the Worker's Educational Association (WEA).