Bob Fryer is Principal of Northern College, and academic advisor for the formation of UNISON from NUPE, NALGO and COHSE.
Professor Bob Fryer CBE is Chair of the Campaign for Learning UK and a Board member of NIACE, former Chief Learning Advisor and National Director for Widening Participation in Learning in the Department of Health, and former Chief Executive of the NHS University. Before that he was Assistant Vice Chancellor at the University of Southampton and Principal of the Northern College for Residential Adult Education. He has published extensively in the fields of trades unionism, industrial relations and adult education. His latest book, Promises of Freedom: Citizenship, Belonging and Lifelong Learning, was published in 2010.