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, which comprises 18 elected, appointed and co-opted members.  View their profiles.

Minutes are available from past meetings: 

Read the Governing Body's Terms of Reference.

Further details about the Governing Body.

Committees

The Governing Body is made up of five committees, each with different responsibilities and expertise. Read about each committee:

Members:

  • Mr S Clark (Chair)
  • Vice-Chancellor
  • Mr F Martin (Finance & General Purposes)
  • Dame J Trotter (Audit)
  • Bishop T Willmott (Deputy Chair)
  • Mr C Carmichael (Human Resources)
  • Co-option (if required)

In attendance:

  • Clerk

Minutes

Terms of reference

Members:

  • Dame J Trotter – Governor (Chair)
  • Mr D Kemp – Governor
  • Mr C Byrne – (Co-option)
  • Mr S Sutton - (Co-option)
  • Mr J Hills – (Co-option)

In attendance:

  • Clerk
  • Committee Officer
  • Strategic Director (Resources)
  • Director of Finance
  • Assistant Director of Finance – Accounting & Regulatory Systems

Invited:

  • Vice-Chancellor
  • Internal Auditors
  • External Auditor (when appropriate)

Minutes

Terms of reference

Members:

  • Mr Frank Martin (Chair)
  • Mr Tony McDonald (co-option)
  • Ms Deborah Upton
  • Mr Christopher Calcutt
  • Mr Cedric Frederick
  • Vice-Chancellor
  • Student Governor

In Attendance:

  • Strategic Director (Resources)
  • Director of Finance
  • Assistant Director of Finance (Accounting & Regulatory Systems)
  • Director of Facilities Management

Minutes

Terms of reference

Members:

  • Mr C Carmichael (Chair)
  • Mr C Frederick
  • Mr Q Roper
  • Staff Governor
  • Vice-Chancellor
  • Pro-Chancellor

In attendance:

  • Strategic Director (Resources)
  • Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development
  • Deputy Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for Equality and Diversity
  • Equality and Diversity Manager

Minutes

Terms of reference


Members:

Vice-Chancellor (Chair) - Professor Rama Thirunamachandran
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Professor Sue Piotrowksi
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Knowledge Exchange) - Professor Tony Lavender
Strategic Director (resources) Mr Andrew Ironside
Dean of Arts & Humanities - Professor Roderick Watkins
Dean of Education - Dr John MossDean of Social & Applied Sciences - Professor Janet Haddock-Fraser
Dean of Health and Social Care - Mrs Debra Teasdale
Dean of Chapel - Dr Jeremy Law
Director of Information Technology - Mrs Celia Hardy
Head of Library Services - Mr Pete Ryan
Director of Learning and Teaching - Ms Sue Burkinshaw
Director of International Development and Partnerships - Ms Sue Kendall-Seatter
Director of Quality and Standards - Dr Chris Stevens 

In attendance:

YMCA George Williams representative - Ms Maxine Green
Director of Medway Campus - Dr Sue Plummer

Faculty representatives:

Arts and Humanities - Mr Richard Cullen
Arts and Humanities - Mrs Cathi Fredricks
Education - Ms Claire Alfrey
Education - Mrs Louise O’Sullivan
Health and Social Care - Mr Peter Milburn
Health and Social Care Mr Luke Ewart
Social and Applied Sciences - Dr Dominic Wood
Social and Applied Sciences - Dr Jim Butcher

Student members:

Students' Union President - Mr Phil Mooney
Students' Union Vice-President (Welfare and Education) - Ms Sammi Wright

Committee Secretary:

Executive Officer - Ms Angela Osborne

 

Contact the Governing Body

Heather McCulloch, Committee Officer

T: 01227 782311

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