Membership of the Council

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Constitution and Membership, 2020-21

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

Tony Pedder OBE

Chair and Pro-Chancellor

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

Appointed until 2022

Alison Hope

Alison Hope

Pro-Chancellor and Senior Independent Director

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

Appointed until 2021

Richard Mayson

Richard Mayson

Pro-Chancellor

Membership of University Committees: Council; Council Audit Committee; Council Nominations Committee; Council Senior Remuneration Committee; Honorary Degrees Committee; Investment Group.

Appointed until 2021

John Sutcliffe

John Sutcliffe

Treasurer

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

Appointed until 2022

Professor Koen Lamberts - President & Vice-Chancellor

Professor Koen Lamberts

President and Vice-Chancellor

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


Persons appointed by the Council

David Bagley in Firth Court

David Bagley

Membership of University Committees: Council; Council Finance Committee; Investment Group.

Appointed until 2024

Adrian Belton in Firth Court

Adrian Belton

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

Appointed until 2023

Claire Brownlie

Membership of University Committees: Council.

Appointed until 2022

Keith Layden

Professor Keith Layden

Membership of University Committees: Council; Council Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee; UEB Health and Safety Committee.

Appointed until 2022

Dr Jonathan Nicholls in Firth Court

Dr Jonathan Nicholls

Membership of University Committees: Council.

Appointed until 2023

Philip Rodrigo

Membership of University Committees: Council.

Appointed until 2023

Stephen Sly

Stephen Sly

Membership of University Committees: Council; Council Finance Committee; Council Senior Remuneration Committee; Military Education Committee.

Appointed until 2022

Tony Wray

Tony Wray

Membership of University Committees: Council; Council Audit Committee; Council Estates Committee.

Appointed until 2023


Senior academic officers

Professor Sue Hartley - Vice-President for Research

Professor Sue Hartley OBE

Vice-President  for Research

Membership of University Committees: Capital Research Assets Group (Chair); Council; Honorary Degrees Committee; Research Ethics Committee; Senate; Senate Research and Innovation Committee (Chair); UEB Estates and Capital Sub-Group; UEB IT Sub-Group; UEB Risk Review Group; University Early Career Researcher Committee; University Executive Board; University Postgraduate Research Committee.

Appointed until 2021

Professor Gill Valentine - Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Professor Gill Valentine

Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Membership of University Committees: Council; Council Audit Committee; Council Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (Chair); Council Estates Committee; Council Finance Committee; Council Nominations Committee; Honorary Degrees Committee (Chair); Senate; Senate Learning and Teaching Committee; Senate Nominations Committee (Chair); UEB Estates and Capital Sub-Group (Chair); UEB Health and Safety Committee; UEB IT Sub-Group (Chair); UEB People Sub-Group; UEB Risk Review Group (Chair); UEB Sexual Violence & Harassment Steering Group (Chair); UEB Strategic Advisory Group - Student Numbers and Fees (Chair); University Executive Board.

Appointed until 2021


Members of the Senate elected by the Senate

Professor John Brazier

Professor John Brazier

Membership of University Committees: Council; Senate.

Elected until 2022

Dr David Forrest

Dr David Forrest

Membership of University Committees: Apprenticeship Education Oversight Group; Council; Senate; Senate Learning & Teaching Committee; UEB People Sub-Group.

Elected until 2022

Professor Janine Kirby

Membership of University Committees: Council; Senate.

Elected until 2023


The President of the Students' Union

Beth Eyre

Membership of University Committees: Council; Council Finance Committee; Senate; Senate Discipline Panel; Senate Learning and Teaching Committee; Senate Research and Innovation Committee.


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

Dr Tony Strike

University Secretary

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

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