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; 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 Sir Keith Burnett, CBE

President & Vice-Chancellor

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

Appointed until 2018


Sir Keith Burnett

Professor Gill Valentine

Provost & Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Membership of University Committees: Council; Council Nominations Committee; Finance Committee; Honorary Degrees Committee; Human Resources Committee; Risk Review Group; Senate; Senate Nominations Committee (Chair); Senior Remuneration Committee; University Executive Board.

Gill Valentine


Persons appointed by the Council

David Bagley

Membership of University Committees: Council; Finance Committee.

Appointed until 2018

Adrian Belton

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

Appointed until 2020

Adrian Belton

Professor Keith Layden

Membership of University committees: Council; Alumni Board; Health & 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

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: Council; Audit Committee.

Appointed until 2020

Tony Wray


Senior academic officers

Professor Wyn Morgan

Vice-President for Education

Membership of University Committees: Apprenticeship Employability Steering Group (Chair), Apprenticeship Training Provider Development Group (Chair), Council, Employability Board, Estates and Capital Sub-Group, Honorary Degrees Committee,
Learning Infrastructure and Space Management Group (Chair), Learning and Teaching Committee (Chair), Professional Services PEG (Chair), Psychology PEG (Chair), Readerships and Personal Chairs Committee, Risk Review Group, Senate, Sport Sheffield Board (Chair), Strategic Advisory Group - Student Numbers and Fees (Chair), Senate Awards Committee (Chair), TEF Steering Group (Chair), University Executive
Board.

Wyn Morgan

Professor Dave Petley

Vice-President for Research and Innovation

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

Dave Petley


Members of the Senate elected by the Senate

Professor Lorraine Maltby

Membership of University committees: Council; Senate.

Elected until 2020

Lorraine Maltby

Robert Sykes

Membership of University Committees: Council; UEB; UEB Strategic Advisory Group - Student Numbers and Fees; Costing and Pricing Steering Group; Faculty Executive Board (Social Sciences); Senate.

Elected until 2019

Rob Sykes

Professor Mike Siva-Jothy

Membership of University committees: Council; Senate.

Elected until 2020


The President of the Students' Union

Lilian Jones

President of the Students' Union

Membership of University Committees: Council; Senate; Senate Budget Committee; Finance Committee; Sport Sheffield Board.

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: Council (Secretary), Risk Review Group, Senate (Secretary), University Executive Board (in attendance).

Tony Strike