Membership of the Council

Constitution and membership 2018/19

Council membership comprises a majority of non-executive, lay members with a range of extensive experience and expertise in a variety of areas. Remaining Council posts are taken by both executive and non-executive members of University staff and by students.

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Information for Council members


Ex-officio members

Tony Pedder OBE

Chair and Pro-Chancellor

Membership of University Committees: Council (Chair); Council Nominations Committee (Chair); Finance Committee; Honorary Degrees Committee; Human Resources Committee; Senior Remuneration Committee (Chair).

Appointed until 2021

Tony Peddar

Alison Hope

Pro-Chancellor

Membership of University Committees: Alumni Board; Audit Committee (Chair); Council; Council Nominations Committee; Honorary Degrees Committee; Senate Nominations Committee; Senior Remuneration Committee.

Appointed until 2021

Alison Hope

Richard Mayson

Pro-Chancellor

Membership of University Committees: Alumni Board (Chair); Audit Committee; Council; Council Nominations Committee; Honorary Degrees Committee; Human Resources Committee (Chair); Senior Remuneration Committee.

Appointed until 2021

Richard Mayson

John Sutcliffe

Treasurer

Membership of University Committees: Council; Council Nominations Committee; Finance Committee (Chair); Honorary Degrees Committee; Investment Group (Chair); Senior Remuneration Committee.

Appointed until 2022

John Sutcliffe

Professor Koen Lamberts

President & Vice-Chancellor

Membership of University Committees: Council; Council Nominations Committee; Employability Board; Finance Committee; Health and Safety Committee; Human Resources Committee; Learning and Teaching Committee; Research and Innovation Committee; Senate (Chair); Senate Nominations Committee; University Executive Board (Chair).


Professor Koen Lamberts

Professor Gill Valentine

Provost & Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Membership of University Committees: Council; Council Nominations Committee; Finance Committee; Employability Board, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (Chair); Estates and Capital Sub-Group (Chair); Estates Committee, Finance Committee, Health and Safety Committee, Honorary Degrees Committee (Chair); Human Resources Committee; IT Sub-Group; Learning and Teaching Committee; Risk Review Group (Chair); Senate; Senate Nominations Committee (Chair); University Executive Board.

Gill Valentine


Persons appointed by the Council

David Bagley

Membership of University Committees: Council; Finance Committee.

Appointed until 2021

Adrian Belton

Membership of University Committees: Audit Committee; Council; Council Oversight Group – Student Lifecycle Project; Estates Committee (Chair).

Appointed until 2020

Adrian Belton

Professor Keith Layden

Membership of University Committees: Alumni Board; Council; Health and Safety Committee; Learning and Teaching Committee.

Appointed until 2019

Keith Laydon

Stephen Sly

Membership of University Committees: Council; Human Resources Committee; Senior Remuneration Committee.

Appointed until 2019

Stephen Sly

Dr Jonathan Nicholls

Membership of University Committees: Council.

Appointed until 2020

Jonathan Nicholls

Katherine Whitton

Membership of University Committees: Alumni Board; Council.

Appointed until 2021

Katherine Whitton

Tony Wray

Membership of University Committees: Audit Committee; Council.

Appointed until 2020

Tony Wray


Senior academic officers

Professor Wyn Morgan

Vice-President for Education

Membership of University Committees: Council; Employability Board; Estates and Capital Sub-Group; Honorary Degrees Committee;  IT Sub-Group; Learning and Teaching Committee (Chair); Mental Health Strategy Group (Chair); Research and Innovation Committee; Risk Review Group; Senate; Sport Sheffield Board (Chair); Strategic Advisory Group - Student Numbers and Fees (Chair); University Executive
Board.

Appointed to 2019

Wyn Morgan

Professor Dave Petley

Vice-President for Research and Innovation

Membership of University Committees: Council; Estates and Capital Sub-Group; Honorary Degrees Committee; IT Sub-Group; Quality and Scrutiny
Sub-Committee; Research and Innovation Committee (Chair); Research Ethics Committee; Research Staff Development Committee; Risk Review Group; Senate; University Executive Board; University Postgraduate Research Student Committee.

Appointed to 2019

Dave Petley


Members of the Senate elected by the Senate

Professor Lorraine Maltby

Membership of University Committees: Council; Research and Innovation Committee; Senate; Senate Nominations Committee; University Postgraduate Research Student Committee (Chair).

Elected until 2020

Lorraine Maltby

Robert Sykes

Membership of University Committees: Council; Estates Committee; Information Management Group; IT Sub-Group; Mental Health Strategy Group; Risk Review Group; Senate; Strategic Advisory Group - Student Numbers and Fees; University Executive Board.

Elected until 2019

Rob Sykes

Professor Mike Siva-Jothy

Membership of University Committees: Council; Military Education Committee; Senate.

Elected until 2020


The President of the Students' Union

Lilian Jones

President of the Students' Union

Membership of University Committees: Council; Discipline Committee; Finance Committee; Learning and Teaching Committee; Research and Innovation Committee; Senate; Senate Budget Committee; Sport Sheffield Board; Student Support Committee.

Lilian Jones


One member elected by and from the Professional Staff in Grades 1 to 7

Gaynor Hague

Membership of University Committees: Council.

Elected until 2021


Secretary to the Council

Dr Tony Strike

University Secretary

Membership of University Committees: Audit Committee (in attendance); Council (Secretary); Council Nominations Committee (in attendance); Finance Committee (in attendance); Information Management Group (Chair); Risk Review Group; Senate (Secretary); Senate Academic Assurance Committee (in attendance); Senate Nominations Committee (in attendance); University Executive Board (in attendance).

Tony Strike