Professional HE Services (PHES) is an umbrella company for membership organisations in Higher Education. Currently PHES is the corporate “parent” of three Special Interest Organisations (SIOs); the British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG), the Higher Education Strategic Planners Association (HESPA) and the Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE).
PHES is managed by an Executive Board supported by an Executive Director. The Directors delegate responsibility for day-to-day management of the associations to the most senior member of staff working on behalf of that association. In practical terms, the PHES Operations Director manages the shared back office functions.