LIBF News LIBF welcomes Steve Hill as new Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer

10 June 2024

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Steve Hill to spearhead LIBF's future

LIBF is embarking on a transformative journey with the announcement of Steve Hill joining as our new Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer from July 2024.


With an extensive background that includes leadership roles as CEO of Open University Worldwide and Chair of FutureLearn, Steve brings a profound commitment to leveraging digital technology for educational access and excellence. With an illustrious career that rests on the pillars of digital education, strategic development, and a profound commitment to making education universally accessible, Steve's leadership is set to invigorate LIBF's mission. His vision—to harness technology and digitalisation to open education to all—resonates deeply with our core values and ambitions.


With Steve’s leadership, we are poised to redefine the possibilities of distance learning and online education, ensuring that LIBF remains at the forefront of preparing future leaders equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge for the modern world of work.

What makes LIBF so attractive for me is the long-standing history and heritage of this rich institution. I find the mission of democratising education highly energising, and purpose driven. I want to do my best to positively contribute to LIBF’s mission in preparing future leaders with the skills and expertise needed for the current workforce. By allowing students to adapt their learning journey to their individual needs, it best prepares them with the latest industry knowledge and practical skills for their next professional steps.

Steve Hill

Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer, LIBF

Vision, experience, and transformation

A fresh educational vision

Steve hill brings a pioneering outlook on using technology to democratise education for all, perfectly aligning with LIBF’s long-standing mission.

Rich legacy meets innovation

With an impressive career in digital education, hill plans to blend LIBF’s heritage with modern educational technologies to better prepare students for the workforce.

Empowering through technology

Understanding the vital role of AI in education, hill advocates for a flexible, personalised learning approach to empower students with industry-relevant skills.

Leading into the future

Steve’s journey, from the financial sector to the forefront of digital education, encapsulates a blend of global experiences and visionary leadership that makes him distinctively suited to lead LIBF. At Open University Worldwide and FutureLearn, he championed access to digital education on a global scale. His founding of edtech organisations underscores his commitment to innovative education solutions, aligning seamlessly with LIBF's mission of democratising education for all.

Steve's appointment reflects our unwavering dedication to preparing students for future successes, infusing their learning experience with the latest industry knowledge and practical skills vital for their careers.


As we turn this new page under Steve’s guidance, LIBF stands ready to enhance our educational impact, ensuring our students are not only job-ready but equipped to lead in their respective fields.


Steve succeeds Alex Fraser, who led LIBF with outstanding dedication during his nine successful years as CEO, and will continue to offer his expertise as a senior advisor.

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