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 2019/20 financial year. A list of Governors' other trusteeships held during the 2019/20 financial year is available on the Charitable Status page.

Membership of the Board of Governors:

  1. Mr John Finnigan, Independent Governor, Chair of the Audit Committee and Deputy Chair of the Board of Governors to 16 July 2020, Chair of the Board of Governors from 17 July 2020
  2. Mr David Bagley, Independent Governor 
  3. Professor Patsy Cullen, Independent Governor, Deputy Chair of the Board of Governors from 17 July 2020
  4. Ms Gail Edge, elected & co-opted Staff Governor
  5. Ms Anj Handa, Independent Governor, Chair of the Search & Nominations Committee, Lead Governor for Safeguarding
  6. Ms O Motema, elected Student Governor from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020
  7. Ms A Palmer-Jones, Students’ Union President & Student Governor ex officio from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020
  8. Professor Clare Pickles, Independent Governor
  9. Mr Nick Ramshaw, Independent Governor
  10. Dr David Reid, Independent Governor, Chair of the Remuneration Committee, Chair of the Audit Committee from 17 July 2020
  11. Dr Sarah Taylor, Governor nominated by the Academic Board from 3 June 2020
  12. Mr Derek Whitehead, Independent Governor, Lead Governor for Further Education
  13. Professor Simone Wonnacott, Vice-Chancellor & Governor ex officio
  14. Vacancy, Independent Governor
  15. Vacancy, Independent Governor
  16. Vacancy, Independent Governor

Governors who have left the Board during the 2019/20 financial year

Approved Minutes of the Board of Governors

Board of Governors Minutes October 2019 - November 2019
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 2019 - 2020

Approved Audit Committee Minutes

Audit Committee Minutes October 2016 - October 2019

Approved Search & Nominations Committee Minutes

Search & Nominations Committee October 216 - June 2019

Governance Code of Practice and Statement of Primary Responsibilities

Compliance Report - Code & Statement - 2018-19
Compliance Report - Code & Statement - 2017-18
Compliance Report - Code & Statement - 2016-17
Compliance Report - Code & Statement - 2015-16

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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