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The Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is responsible for defining and upholding the overall character and mission of the university and the effective and efficient use of its resources.

There are 16 members of the board appointed in accordance with the Instrument and Articles of Government. The board comprises eminent external individuals of national standing, members of university staff, a student representative and the Vice-Chancellor, who is an ex-officio member of the board.

The Secretary/Clerk to the Board of Governors, who is appointed by the board, acts as its secretary, providing advice and support. The Secretary/Clerk therefore has a key role to play in the operation and conduct of the board.

Any queries relating to the Board of Governors should be directed to clerksoffice@dmu.ac.uk

Independent governors

Ian Squires

Ian Squires (Chair)

Fiona Cownie

Fiona Cownie (Deputy Chair)

Dianne Buchanan

Dianne Buchanan

Lisa Capper

Lisa Capper

Catherine Clarke

Catherine Clarke

Phil Clarke

Phil Clarke

Rob Hull

Rob Hull

Sharon Manikon Deane

Sharon Manikon Deane

Sara Pierson

Sara Pierson

Beverley Shears

Beverley Shears

Peter Tansley

Peter Tansley

Daniel Toner

Daniel Toner

Ex-officio

Katie Normington

Katie Normington (ex-officio)

Staff and student governors

Jon Lees

Jon Lees (Elected professional services)

Aashni Sawjani

Aashni Sawjani (Student governor)

Richard Snape

Richard Snape (Elected academic)

 

 

Joining the Board of Governors

If you are not an employee of the university and are interested in becoming an independent governor at the university, please contact the Secretary/Clerk to the Board to learn more about what opportunities currently exist for recruitment to the board.