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:

  • Pro-Chancellor of the University (Chair of the Governing Body)
  • Chair of the Audit Committee
  • Chair of F&R Committee
  • Chair of the 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 Philip Fletcher (Chair)
  • Ms Sue Appleby 
  • Mr Julian Hills (Co-option)
  • Mr Quentin Roper
  • Mr Steve Sutton (Co-option)
  • Mrs Pam Jones

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 Compliance Manager
  • Internal Auditors
  • External Auditor - as appropriate

Minutes

Terms of reference

Members:

  • Ms Judith Armitt (Chair)
  • Mr Staynton Brown 
  • Mrs Judith Harding
  • Sir Ian Johnston
  • 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

Minutes

Terms of reference

Members:

  • Sir Ian Johnston (Chair)
  • Ms Nadra Ahmed 
  • Pro-Chancellor
  • Lord Alastair Colgrain (Independent Assessor (co-opted))

Terms of reference

 

Contact the Governing Body

Alison Sear, University Solicitor and Clerk to the Governing Body

T: 01227 922593

Paul Ferguson, Governance and Legal Services Manager

T: 01227 922551

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Last edited: 02/10/2019 11:53:00