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The University is overseen by a Board of Governors consisting of independent members, as well as staff and student representatives. Advice to the Board of Governors is provided by the University Secretary and Director of Human Resources in her role as Clerk to the Board of Governors. The Governance team assist the Clerk to the Board of Governors in the provision of advice and guidance to the Board of Governors and constituent committees.

The Board of Governors is the body which oversees the operation of the University by the Vice Chancellor and the other members of the Executive Team. The Board of Governors formally agree the strategic direction of the University and are responsible for formally approving the Annual Accounts.  

Learn more about the Board of Governors in our Help and Advice article, or view their profiles below.

Our Board of Governors

  1. Farooq Hakim

    Farooq Hakim

    Chair of the Board of Governors
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  2. Alison Thain

    Alison Thain OBE

    Governor and Deputy-Chair of the Board of Governors
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  3. Professor Barnes

    Prof Liz Barnes

    Governor
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    Mark Burdon

    Governor
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  5. Ian Elliott Governor

    Ian Elliott

    Governor
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    Professor Sara de Freitas

    Governor
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  7. Louise Hunter governor

    Louise Hunter

    Governor
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  8. Ian Kershaw

    Ian Kershaw

    Governor
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  9. David Land

    David Land

    Governor
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    Philip Long

    Governor
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  11. Ian Martin temp pic

    Ian Martin BDS MBBS LLM FDSRCS FRCS FRCS (MaxFac)

    Governor
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  12. Natasha McDonough FCIM

    Natasha McDonough FCIM

    Governor
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  13. Roisin Patton temp pic

    Roisin Patton

    Governor
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  14. Claire Rowntree governor

    Claire Rowntree

    Governor
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  15. Dave Watson

    Dave Watson

    Governor
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