Governance

The University's Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is the governing body of the University. It holds at least 6 formal meetings a year and is supported by an Audit Committee, a Remuneration Committee and a Search and Nominations Committee (SNC).

The Governors listed below were members of the Board of Governors during the 2020/21 financial year and during the 2021/22 year to date. A list of Governors' other trusteeships held during the 2020/21 and 2021/22 financial years is available on the Charitable Status page.

Membership of the Board of Governors:

  1. Mr John Finnigan, Independent Governor, Chair of the Board of Governors
  2. Mr David Bagley, Independent Governor, Lead Governor for Finance (to 31 March 2022)
  3. Professor Patsy Cullen, Independent Governor, Deputy Chair of the Board of Governors
  4. Mr Ben Warden, elected & co-opted Staff Governor from 25 November 2020
  5. Ms Anj Handa, Independent Governor, Chair of the Search & Nominations Committee (to 21 January 2022) 
  6. Mr James Lord, Independent Governor from 26 January 2022 
  7. Ms Sneha Khilay, Governor from 26 January 2022, Lead Governor for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion 
  8. Ms Kit Malone, elected Student Governor from 1 September 2021 to 31 July 2022
  9. Ms Claire Tuton, Students’ Union President & Student Governor ex officio from 1 September 2021 to 31 July 2022
  10. Professor Clare Pickles, Independent Governor with expertise in the prevision of education
  11. Mr Nick Ramshaw, Independent Governor (to 15 October 2021) 
  12. Dr David Reid, Independent Governor, Chair of the Remuneration Committee, Chair of the Audit Committee
  13. Dr Sarah Taylor, Governor nominated by the Academic Board
  14. Mr Derek Whitehead, Independent Governor, Lead Governor for Further Education & Designated Governor with responsibility for child protection issues 
  15. Professor Simone Wonnacott, Vice-Chancellor & Governor ex officio
  16. Mr Mykaell Riley, Independent Governor from 14 October 2020
  17. Ms Noelle Rumball, Independent Governor from 14 October 2020
  18. Mr Richard Dawson, Independent Governor from 27 January 2021

Governors who have left the Board during the 2020/21 and 2021/22 financial years

Approved Minutes of the Board of Governors

Board of Governors Minutes October 2021 - November 2021
Board of Governors Minutes October 2020 - June 2021
Board of Governors Minutes October 2019 - July 2020

Board of Governors Minutes October 2018 - July 2019
Board of Governors Minutes October 2017 - July 2018
Board of Governors Minutes October 2016 - July 2017
Board of Governors Minutes October 2015 - July 2016

Terms of Reference for the Committees of the Board of Governors

Committee Terms of Reference 2021 - 2022

Approved Audit Committee Minutes

Audit Committee Minutes October 2016 - October 2021

Approved Search & Nominations Committee Minutes

Search & Nominations Committee October 2016 - June 2021

Governance Code of Practice and Statement of Primary Responsibilities

Compliance Report - Code & Statement - 2020-21
Compliance Report - Code & Statement - 2019-20
Compliance Report - Code & Statement - 2018-19
Compliance Report - Code & Statement - 2017-18
Compliance Report - Code & Statement - 2016-17

Draft minutes are available on request by e-mail from the Clerk to the Board of Governors at fiona.bagchi@leeds-art.ac.uk.

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