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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 Chief Operating Officer in his 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.

Chancellor

  1. Shirley Atkinson

    Shirley Atkinson

    Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive
    View Shirley Atkinson profile
  2. John Mowbray

    John Mowbray OBE

    Chair of Board of Governors
    View John Mowbray OBE profile
  3. Steve Knight

    Steve Knight

    Chief Operating Officer
    View Steve Knight profile
  4. Derek Curtis

    Derek Curtis

    Governor
    View Derek Curtis profile
  5. Margaret Fay

    Margaret Fay CBE DL

    Governor
    View Margaret Fay CBE DL profile
  6. Professor Michael Young

    Michael Young

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
    View Michael Young profile
  7. Paul Feechan

    Paul Feechan

    Governor
    View Paul Feechan profile
  8. Steve Cram

    Steve Cram

    Chancellor 2008 - present
    View Steve Cram profile
  9. Sue Forster

    Sue Forster

    Governor
    View Sue Forster profile
  10. Dean Fraser

    Dean Fraser

    Governor
    View Dean Fraser profile
  11. Cecilia Gofton

    Cllr Cecilia Gofton

    Governor
    View Cllr Cecilia Gofton profile
  12. Farooq Hakim

    Farooq Hakim

    Governor
    View Farooq Hakim profile
  13. Paul McGowan

    Paul McGowan

    Governor
    View Paul McGowan profile
  14. Umesh Patel

    Umesh Patel MBE

    Governor
    View Umesh Patel MBE profile
  15. Sean Percival

    Sean Percival

    Governor
    View Sean Percival profile
  16. Ellen Thinnesen Governor

    Ellen Thinnesen

    Governor
    View Ellen Thinnesen profile
  17. Alison Thain

    Alison Thain OBE

    Governor
    View Alison Thain OBE profile
  18. Mark Winter

    Mark Winter

    Governor
    View Mark Winter profile

The Executive Team

  1. Shirley Atkinson

    Shirley Atkinson

    Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive
    View Shirley Atkinson profile
  2. John Mowbray

    John Mowbray OBE

    Chair of Board of Governors
    View John Mowbray OBE profile
  3. Steve Knight

    Steve Knight

    Chief Operating Officer
    View Steve Knight profile
  4. Derek Curtis

    Derek Curtis

    Governor
    View Derek Curtis profile
  5. Margaret Fay

    Margaret Fay CBE DL

    Governor
    View Margaret Fay CBE DL profile
  6. Professor Michael Young

    Michael Young

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
    View Michael Young profile
  7. Paul Feechan

    Paul Feechan

    Governor
    View Paul Feechan profile
  8. Steve Cram

    Steve Cram

    Chancellor 2008 - present
    View Steve Cram profile
  9. Sue Forster

    Sue Forster

    Governor
    View Sue Forster profile
  10. Dean Fraser

    Dean Fraser

    Governor
    View Dean Fraser profile
  11. Cecilia Gofton

    Cllr Cecilia Gofton

    Governor
    View Cllr Cecilia Gofton profile
  12. Farooq Hakim

    Farooq Hakim

    Governor
    View Farooq Hakim profile
  13. Paul McGowan

    Paul McGowan

    Governor
    View Paul McGowan profile
  14. Umesh Patel

    Umesh Patel MBE

    Governor
    View Umesh Patel MBE profile
  15. Sean Percival

    Sean Percival

    Governor
    View Sean Percival profile
  16. Ellen Thinnesen Governor

    Ellen Thinnesen

    Governor
    View Ellen Thinnesen profile
  17. Alison Thain

    Alison Thain OBE

    Governor
    View Alison Thain OBE profile
  18. Mark Winter

    Mark Winter

    Governor
    View Mark Winter profile

Our Board of Governors

  1. Shirley Atkinson

    Shirley Atkinson

    Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive
    View Shirley Atkinson profile
  2. John Mowbray

    John Mowbray OBE

    Chair of Board of Governors
    View John Mowbray OBE profile
  3. Steve Knight

    Steve Knight

    Chief Operating Officer
    View Steve Knight profile
  4. Derek Curtis

    Derek Curtis

    Governor
    View Derek Curtis profile
  5. Margaret Fay

    Margaret Fay CBE DL

    Governor
    View Margaret Fay CBE DL profile
  6. Professor Michael Young

    Michael Young

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
    View Michael Young profile
  7. Paul Feechan

    Paul Feechan

    Governor
    View Paul Feechan profile
  8. Steve Cram

    Steve Cram

    Chancellor 2008 - present
    View Steve Cram profile
  9. Sue Forster

    Sue Forster

    Governor
    View Sue Forster profile
  10. Dean Fraser

    Dean Fraser

    Governor
    View Dean Fraser profile
  11. Cecilia Gofton

    Cllr Cecilia Gofton

    Governor
    View Cllr Cecilia Gofton profile
  12. Farooq Hakim

    Farooq Hakim

    Governor
    View Farooq Hakim profile
  13. Paul McGowan

    Paul McGowan

    Governor
    View Paul McGowan profile
  14. Umesh Patel

    Umesh Patel MBE

    Governor
    View Umesh Patel MBE profile
  15. Sean Percival

    Sean Percival

    Governor
    View Sean Percival profile
  16. Ellen Thinnesen Governor

    Ellen Thinnesen

    Governor
    View Ellen Thinnesen profile
  17. Alison Thain

    Alison Thain OBE

    Governor
    View Alison Thain OBE profile
  18. Mark Winter

    Mark Winter

    Governor
    View Mark Winter profile