"Administrator" appointed New Chief Exec of HEFCE
Writing about web page http://www.hefce.ac.uk/news/hefce/2006/ce/
So, David Eastwood is to replace Howard Newby.
Although he has a very credible academic record, I suspect he does not habitually describe himself as the Minister sees him:
Higher Education Minister Bill Rammell said: 'I welcome Professor Eastwood to his new post. He has a distinguished record both as an academic and as a university administrator.