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 Higher Education Council for England (HEFCE) as the University's Principal Regulator for charity law purposes to 31 March 2018, required the University to publish the names of Governors who were members of the Board of Governors on 31 January. From 1 April 2018, the Office for Students (OfS) became the University's Principal Regulator for charity law purposes. Unless otherwise indicated, Governors listed below were members of the Board of Governors on 31 January 2019 and remain members of the Board of Governors to date. A list of Governors' other trusteeships is available on the Charitable Status page where, unless otherwise indicated, it reflects other trusteeships held year to date, including on 31 January.

Membership of the Board of Governors:

  1. Mr Chris Clements, Independent Governor, Chair of the Board of Governors from 17 July 2016, Lead Governor for Finance
  2. Mr John Finnigan, Independent Governor, Chair of the Audit Committee, Deputy Chair of the Board of Governors from 1 August 2017
  3. Mr David Bagley, Independent Governor 
  4. Vacancy, Governor nominated by the Academic Board
  5. Professor Patsy Cullen, Senior Independent Governor
  6. Ms Gail Edge, elected & co-opted Staff 
  7. Ms Anj Handa, Independent Governor, Chair of the Search & Nominations Committee, Lead Governor for Safeguarding
  8. Ms O Motema, elected Student Governor - from 1 September 2019
  9. Ms A Palmer-Jones, Students’ Union President & Student Governor ex officio from 1 September 2019
  10. Professor Clare Pickles, Independent Governor
  11. Mr Nick Ramshaw, Independent Governor
  12. Dr David Reid, Independent Governor, Chair of the Remuneration Committee
  13. Mr Derek Whitehead, Independent Governor, Lead Governor for Further Education
  14. Professor Simone Wonnacott, Vice-Chancellor & Governor ex officio
  15. Vacancy, Independent Governor
  16. Vacancy, Independent Governor

Governors who have left the Board

Governors who have left the Board since 31 January 2019

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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