The Magna Charta Observatory has a Secretariat based at the University of Bologna. The Secretariat shall consist of Secretary General David Lock, and Administrator Carla Pazzaglia. The Secretary General was appointed by the Council.

David Lock

David Lock

Magna Charta Observatory Secretary General

David Lock has had a varied career in international higher education and university leadership.

As Director of International Projects at the UK’s Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, David was responsible for instigating and delivering projects with over 30 different countries, some at Governmental level. Projects have included major programmes for Rectors and Ministry Officials to implement national HE reform and autonomy strategies over several years and building partnerships between universities in different countries.

Until October 2007 David was the founding Registrar and Acting Chief Executive of the British University in Dubai where he structured, built and then led the University following its legal creation by the Ruler of Dubai as a not-for-profit provider of Higher Education to UK standards.

Prior to going to Dubai David was Secretary to the University of Huddersfield and Registrar and Secretary to the University of Hull in the UK for a total of 14 years. A teacher and Chartered Secretary by background, David has served on a number of international bodies and undertaken a range of consultancy assignments including international development and UK HE governance projects. He is Chairman of the Gulf Education Conference and serves on the International Advisory Committee of the British Council.

He has been appointed Secretary General of the Magna Charta Observatory in September 2014.

Carla Pazzaglia

Carla Pazzaglia

Administrator, Responsible of the Secretariat & Events planner

After finishing her studies, she worked in sales management for various companies in the Bologna area. She went on to work free-lance in marketing and communication consulting projects for both private and public institutions and worked as a sales intermediary for different Italian and foreign companies.

As Export Manager, she organised exhibitions, created communication tools, co-ordinated human resources, managed public relations and the press office. 

As professional Planner, she has been organizing any kind of event (academic, business, leisure) in Italy and abroad. 

Since 2002 she is the Administrator, Head of the MCO Secretariat and Events planner

Carla Pazzaglia speaks Italian, French, English, Spanish and some German.

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