Membership of the Council

Constitution and membership 2017/18

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.

Find out more about the roles and responsibilities (PDF, 80KB) of Council members and view their Register of interests (PDF, 812KB).


Ex-officio members
Chair and Pro-Chancellor A P Pedder, OBE, DL, BSc, MSc Appointed to 2021
Pro-Chancellor A M Hope, BSc, FCA (ICAEW) Appointed to 2021
Pro-Chancellor R Mayson, BA Appointed to 2021
Treasurer D E Young, CBE, BA, Hon Litt, Hon DBA Appointed to 2018
President & Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Keith Burnett, CBE, BA, DPhil, FRS, FInstPhys, FLSW
Provost & Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Gill Valentine, BA, PhD, FAcSS, FRGS Appointed to 2018

Persons appointed by the Council
Appointed to 2018 S F Eden, BSc, PhD
Appointed to 2018 D J Bagley, BA, FCA
Appointed to 2018 J T Sutcliffe, BA, ACA
Appointed to 2019 S Sly, LLB
Appointed to 2019 Professor K Layden, BSc, PhD, FRSC
Appointed to 2020 A Belton, BSc, ACIB, DipFS
Appointed to 2020 Dr J W Nicholls, BA, PhD
Appointed to 2020 A P W Wray, BSc

A Vice-President & Head of Faculty*
A Vice-President & Head of Faculty Professor C A Watkins, BA, PhD, FAcSS, FRSA Appointed to 2018

Members of the Senate elected by the Senate
Elected to 2019 R Sykes, BA
Elected to 2020 Professor L Maltby, BSc, PhD
Elected to 2020 Professor M T Siva-Jothy, BSc, DPhil

The President of the Students' Union
President L M Jones

One member elected by and from the Professional Staff in Grades 1 to 7
Elected to 2018 G Hague, BA

Secretary to the Council
Dr T Strike, MSc, PhD, DMS, CertEd, FCIPD

* formerly a Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor