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 of Government. The board comprises eminent external individuals of national standing, a member of university staff, a student representative and the Interim Vice-Chancellor, who is an ex-officio member of the board. Additionally, there is one co-opted member who serves on a sub-committee of the board.

The Clerk to the Board of Governors, who is appointed by the board, acts as its secretary, providing advice and support. The 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

Dianne Buchanan Dianne Buchanan
Simon Capper Simon Capper
Alan Charlton Alan Charlton
Simon Cole Simon Cole
Fiona Cownie Fiona Cownie (Interim Deputy Chair)
Jill Ezard Jill Ezard
Lin Hinnigam Lin Hinnigan (Interim Chair)
Sara Pierson Sara Pierson
Jasvinder Sanghera Jasvinder Sanghera
Peter Tansley Peter Tansley
Daniel Toner Daniel Toner

Ex-officio

Andy Collop Andy Collop (ex-officio)

Staff and student governors

Jon Lees Jon Lees (Elected professional services)
Paul McNicoll Paul McNicoll (academic board nom staff rep.)
Diya Rattanpal Diya Rattanpal
Diya Rattanpal Richard Snape (Elected academic)

Co-opted governor

Phil Clarke Phil Clarke

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 Clerk to the Board to learn more about what opportunities currently exist for recruitment to the board.

 
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