Dr Jonathan Nicholls, BA, PhD

Appointed by the Council until 2023. Senior Independent Governor from 1 August 2021.

Dr Jonathan Nicholls in Firth Court


  • Vice-Chancellor’s Delegate for FutureLearn Ltd, Open University (2020-2021)
  • University Secretary, Open University (2018-2019)
  • Director of Strategic and Policy Services (Education), Shakespeare Martineau LLP (2016-2018);
  • Registrar at the University of Cambridge (2007-2016)
  • Registrar and Secretary at the University of Birmingham (2004-2007)
  • Registrar at the University Warwick (1999-2004)

Membership of University Committees 

  • Council

Voluntary activities 

  • Councillor, Warwick District Council (also Chair of the Warwick District Council’s Finance and Audit Scrutiny Committee)

Special interests

  • Higher Education policy and governance, strategy and resources
  • Research (currently a research student in English Literature at the University of Warwick)

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