Opening Times

The offices of the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority are open from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

End of Financial Year

Kindly note that due to the end of the financial year on Friday 29 March 2019, our counter for licences will close at 12.00 noon on this same day. Therefore, we will be unable to issue new licences or process renewals until the following working day, Monday 1 April 2019.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Welcome to the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority website

UNIVERSITY ADVISORY BOARD

The aim of the University Advisory Board (UAB) is to provide advice and support to the Chief Executive of the GRA in its role as the Gibraltar University Regulatory Commission or the Gibraltar Authority for Standards in Higher Education.

Terms of reference for the UAB were drafted and requires the UAB, amongst other things, to advise the GRA on the design and operation of the regulatory framework and the Memorandum of Regulation, review the effectiveness of the Memorandum of Regulation, review the GRA’s annual risk assessment of the University and monitor the autonomy and academic freedom of the University.

The UAB will comprise independent members with expertise in governance, regulation and higher education.

List of UAB Members

Paul Greaves

Paul Greaves, BSc Econ, MA, MBA, is an independent management consultant who specialises in the governance and regulation of universities. He is a senior Associate of Advance HE. As a consultant Paul has worked throughout the UK and in many other countries advising universities on corporate and academic governance, internal control and accountability, and assisting regulatory bodies as they develop their systems of oversight.

Paul Greaves took early retirement in 2013 from the Higher Education Funding Council for England where he was Head of Assurance/Chief Auditor.

Ruth Farwell

Ruth Farwell, a mathematician by background with a BSc (Hons) and a PhD, was Vice Chancellor at Buckinghamshire New University from January 2006 to January 2015. In August 1998, she joined London South Bank University and was Pro Vice-Chancellor with a portfolio including academic quality and the student experience. She now acts as an education consultant including providing advice on academic governance.

Ruth was Chair of the representative body GuildHE for two terms of office until November 2013, and continued as a member of its Executive until she retired. During 2009 – 2015 she served as a member of the Board of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), and also chaired HEFCE’s Teaching, Quality and Student Experience Committee. Other previous posts in public life have included service as a further education college governor and chair, as a secondary school governor and chair, and as a member of the board of the Buckinghamshire Thames Valley LEP and of Buckinghamshire Business First. Currently she is a governor at Southampton Solent University and Deputy Chair of the Board of Governors at Pearson College London.

Ruth was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to higher education and appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire in 2015. She was High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire in 2018-19

John Paul Rodriguez

John Paul Rodriguez is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority (GRA). He has held the post since April 2013 and provides direct support to the GRA’s CEO.

He is responsible for regulating the electronic communications sector in Gibraltar, in addition to a wide range of responsibilities across various sectors, including broadcasting and data privacy.

The GRA is governed by a Board made up of five members, Mr. Rodriguez being one of the members.

Before being appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Rodriguez held the post of Head of Regulation from 2006 to March 2013, overseeing the different regulatory remits of the GRA.

Michael Rugeroni

Michael Rugeroni graduated with a BA (Hons) in Economics from Exeter University and then went on to join Coopers and Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Gibraltar as an auditor where he went on to obtain his Chartered Certified Accountant qualification and became a manager. This was followed by a move to Capita Financial Administrators in Gibraltar as the finance director where he spent a number of years.

In early 2010, together with two colleagues, he set up a local audit and accountancy firm and took over a local company manager where he now works as director and shareholder. Currently also forms part of the committee of a number of local associations.

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