Phil Baty is an international authority on university strategy and measuring university effectiveness. He has 25 years of experience working with the higher education sector. For 10 years (2009-2019) he was the editor of the prestigious THE World University Rankings and related analysis. He is an award-winning journalist and a sought-after speaker, commentator and consultant. He currently handles external affairs at Times Higher Education, a trusted partner to higher education institutions for data and analysis. He was also the creator of the THE World Academic Summit and oversees the team that organizes the summit. He also oversees the organization of a wide range of other events and awards for university executives around the world. Each year these events engage more than 30,000 university management leaders, business people and policymakers.