Our mission:

Operating under Instruments and Articles of University Government, the Governing Body’s 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

Our Governors

Our Governors have a diverse range of experience and skills between them; with backgrounds from the Church to international relations. Read their profiles to find out more and what they contribute to the Christ Church community.

Ms Judith Armitt
Ms Judith Armitt
Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the Governing Body
Professor Rama Thirunamachandran
Professor Rama Thirunamachandran
Vice-Chancellor and Principal
Ms Nadra Ahmed
Ms Nadra Ahmed
Independent Governor
Ms Sue Appleby
Ms Sue Appleby
Independent Governor
Mr Dan Bichener
Student Governor
Mr Steve Carey
Mr Steve Carey
Rochester and Canterbury Diocesan Boards of Education Appointee
Professor Graeme Dewhurst
Professor Graeme Dewhurst
Independent Governor
Dr Alison Eyden
Dr Alison Eyden
Staff Governor – Academic Board
Dr Kenneth Fox
Dr Kenneth Fox
Staff Govenor - Academic Staff
Ms Judith Harding
Ms Judith Harding
Independent Governor
Mr Robin Higgins
Mr Robin Higgins
Staff Governor - Professional Services Staff
Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin
Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin
Bishop of Dover
Mrs Pam Jones OBE
Mrs Pam Jones OBE
Archbishops' Council of the Church of England Appointee
Mr Clive Stevens
Mr Clive Stevens
Independent Governor
Reverend Robert Stevenson
Reverend Robert Stevenson
Independent Governor
Professor John Wood
Professor John Wood
Independent Governor
Mrs Angela Newey
Mrs Angela Newey
Independent Governor
Mr Jeremy Stockwell
Independent Governor

Governing body minutes

Committees

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

Members:

  • Pro-Chancellor of the University (Chair of the Governing Body)
  • Chair of the Audit Committee
  • Chair of F&R Committee & Remuneration Committee and Deputy Pro-Chancellor of the University (Vice-Chair of the Governing Body)
  • Vice-Chancellor and Chair of the Academic Board
  • One co-option if vacancies exist because individual members fulfil multiple roles

In attendance by invitation:

  • Clerk to the Governing Body

Minutes

Terms of reference

Members:

  • Mr Clive Stevens (Chair)
  • Ms Sue Appleby
  • Mr Steve Carey
  • Ms Pam Jones
  • Mr Quentin Roper (Co-option)
  • Mrs Angela Newey
  • Mr Jeremy Stockwell

In attendance by invitation:

  • Clerk to the Governing Body
  • Vice-Chancellor
  • Director of Finance and Chief Financial Officer
  • Assistant Director of Finance – Financial Accounting
  • Governance and Legal Services Assistant
  • Internal Auditors
  • External Auditor - as appropriate

Minutes

Terms of reference

Members:

  • Mrs Judith Harding
  • Revd Robert Stevenson
  • Vice-Chancellor
  • Student Governor

In attendance by invitation:

  • Clerk to the Governing Body
  • Director of Finance and Chief Financial Officer
  • Director of Estates and Facilities
  • Deputy Vice Chancellor
  • Pro Chancellor
  • Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development
  • Governance and Legal Services Manager

Minutes

Terms of reference

Members:

  • Ms Nadra Ahmed (Chair)
  • Pro-Chancellor
  • Professor John Wood
  • Lord Alastair Colgrain (Independent Assessor (co-opted))

Terms of reference

Vice-Chancellor and Senior Management Team (SMT) salaries