Governing Body

Our Governing Body has ultimate responsibility for the affairs of the University. 

Operating under Instruments and Articles of University Government, approved by the Privy Council, its broad responsibility is "for the determination of the educational character and mission of the University and the oversight of its activities."

The Governing Body's remit includes:

  • The Proper Conduct of Business
  • Strategic Planning
  • Monitoring Performance
  • Finance
  • Audit
  • Estate Management
  • Charitable Status
  • Staffing
  • Students' Union
  • Health and Safety

The Governing Body comprises 18 elected, appointed and co-opted members.

Minutes are available from past meetings: 

Read the Governing Body's Terms of Reference.

Committees

The Governing Body is made up of five committees, each with different responsibilities and expertise. View the structure. 

Read about each committee:

Members:

  • Mr Stephen Clark (Chair)
  • Vice-Chancellor
  • Mr Frank Martin (Finance & General Purposes)
  • Mrs Janice Shiner (Audit)
  • Bishop Trevor Willmott (Deputy Chair)
  • Mr Colin Carmichael (Human Resources)
  • Sir Ian Johnston (Remuneration)
  • Co-option (if required)

In attendance by invitation:

  • Clerk to the Governing Body

Minutes

Terms of reference

Members:

  • Mrs Janice Shiner (Chair)
  • Ms Ruth Martin
  • Mr Quentin Roper
  • Mr Steve Sutton - (Co-option)
  • Mr Julian Hills - (Co-option)

In attendance by invitation:

  • Clerk to the Governing Body
  • Vice-Chancellor
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor (Resources)
  • Director of Finance
  • Assistant Director of Finance - Accounting and Regulatory Systems
  • Governance & Compliance Officer
  • Internal Auditors
  • External Auditor - as appropriate

Minutes

Terms of reference

Members:

  • Mr Frank Martin (Chair)
  • Ms Deborah Upton
  • Mr Christopher Calcutt
  • Dr Gill Perkins
  • Ms Judith Armitt
  • Vice-Chancellor
  • Student Governor

In attendance by invitation:

  • Clerk to the Governing Body
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor (Resources)
  • Director of Finance
  • Assistant Director of Finance (Accounting and Regulatory Systems)
  • Director of Facilities Management
  • Committee Officer

Minutes

Terms of reference

Members:

  • Mr Colin Carmichael (Chair)
  • Mr Cedric Frederick
  • Ms Claire Alfrey
  • Sir Ian Johnston
  • Vice-Chancellor

In attendance by invitation:

  • Clerk to the Governing Body
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor (Resources)
  • Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development
  • Deputy Directors of Human Resources and Organisational Development
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for Equality and Diversity
  • Equality and Diversity Manager
  • Committee Officer

Minutes

Terms of reference

Senior Management, Directors and Heads of Department/School members:

  • Vice-Chancellor (Chair) - Professor Rama Thirunamachandran
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Professor David Shepherd
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education and Student Experience) - Professor Helen James
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) - Professor Mike Weed
  • Dean of Arts and Humanities - Dr Keith McLay
  • Dean of Education - Dr John Moss
  • Dean of Social and Applied Sciences - Professor Callum Firth
  • Dean of Health and Social Care - Debra Teasdale
  • Dean of Chapel – Rev. Dr Jeremy Law
  • Director of Information Technology - Celia Hardy
  • Director of Library and Learning Resources - Pete Ryan
  • Director of Learning and Teaching – Dr Alison Eyden
  • Director of International Partnerships and Development - Sue Kendall-Seatter
  • Director of UK Partnerships – Gina Donovan
  • Director of Quality and Standards - Dr Christopher Stevens
  • Director of Planning & Academic Administration – Cathy Lambert
  • Director of Curriculum – Dr Ken Powell
  • Director of the General Modular Scheme – Cathi Fredricks

Faculty members (2 from each faculty)

  • Arts and Humanities – Professor Thomas Hennessey
  • Arts and Humanities – Dr Nicholas McKay
  • Education - Claire Alfrey
  • Education – Dr Catherine Meehan
  • Health and Wellbeing - Peter Milburn
  • Health and Wellbeing - Karen Lumsden
  • Social and Applied Sciences – Dr Jim Butcher
  • Social and Applied Sciences - Dr Dominic Wood

Professoriate member

  • Professor Peter Vujakovic

Student members:

  • Students' Union President – David Hannaway
  • Students' Union Vice-President (Education and Wellbeing) – Phil Semmens

Committee Secretary:

  • Senior Quality Officer – Suzanne Collins

Minutes

Members:

  • Sir Ian Johnston (Chair)
  • Deborah Upton 
  • Colin Carmichael 
  • Pro-Chancellor
  • Vice-Chancellor

Terms of reference

 

Contact the Governing Body

Heather McCulloch, Committee Officer

T: 01227 922311

Alison Sear, Clerk to the Governors

T: 01227 922593

Jenny Wallbank, Governance and Compliance Officer

T: 01227 922873

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Last edited: 12/04/2017 09:31:00