Tarrance Ryder-Downes is the Head of Human Resources for the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), the world’s first international university network which champions higher education as a force for good in the Commonwealth. At the ACU, Tarrance has developed the HR function from being mainly operational to playing a key role in the strategic planning and decisions affecting the ACU’s people. He has over 14 years of human resources experience in the not-for-profit sector in the UK in progressively more senior roles. Tarrance also leads the ACU’s HR in Higher Education Community – a forum for all university staff across the Commonwealth working in HR where colleagues can share their knowledge and experiences, showcase ideas, and discover potential avenues for collaboration. Tarrance has an MSc in Human Resources and a Bachelors in Business and History.
Head of Human Resources, the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)