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Board of Trustees

This is the governing body of the University, who exercise guardianship over assets and resources, ensuring their effective management, control and use.

In line with the Committee of University Chairs’ Higher Education Code of Governance, the Board of Trustees has agreed on a Statement of Primary Responsibilities. They should be read in conjunction with Statute 10 and Ordinance 1 which set out in detail the Board’s functions.

The board is made up of 17 members:

Chair

The Vice-Chancellor

Wendy Thomson, Vice-Chancellor of University of London

Vice-Chancellor

The principal officer of the University, responsible to the Board of Trustees for the organisation and conduct of the business of the University.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Professor Paul Layzell

Professor Paul Layzell

Professor Paul Layzell (BA (Econ), MSc, PhD, FBCS, CEng, FHEA) is Principal of Royal Holloway, University of London.

Independent members

Jane Andrewartha

Jane Andrewartha

Jane is a senior partner at global law firm Clyde & Co where she has worked since graduating from Exeter University and completing the Law Society exams in 1974

Stella Beaumont

Stella Beaumont

Stella Beaumont worked for over 25 years at Guardian News & Media before leaving in 2012 to set up her own strategy consultancy.

Andrew Halper

Andrew Halper

Andrew is a consultant on China-related matters. In 2016 he joined the Board of Trustees of the UK Refugee Council, becoming Chair of the Council in October 2016. He also serves as a magistrate in London.

Kieran Murphy

Kieran Murphy

Kieran is a director of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where he chairs the investment committee.

Andrew Ratcliffe

Andrew Ratcliffe

Andrew Ratcliffe spent his career as an audit engagement partner with PwC leading a variety of large international audit engagements in a range of industries

Malcolm Roberts

Malcolm Roberts

Malcolm is a private banker with long experience of advising individuals and charities on investment strategy, tax-efficient structures, and governance.

Mark Storey

Mark Storey

Mark has been a venture capitalist for more than 30 years. He began his career with BancBoston Capital in 1984 and is now Managing Director of the London office.

Rosalyn Wilton

Deputy Chair - Rosalyn Wilton

Rosalyn (Ros) Wilton has had a distinguished career spanning four decades during which she has held many high profile executive and non-executive positions.

Abdul F Bhanji OBE

Abdul F Bhanji OBE FCA

Abdul Bhanji is a former senior partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he was in charge of Business Development.

Philip Clark

Philip Clark

Phil joined Kames Capital in 2007 and leads the Property Investment team and has overall responsibility for strategy, business and investment management.

Heads of member institutions

Professor Stuart Reid

Professor Stuart Reid

Professor Reid BVMS, PhD, DVM, DipECVPH, FRSE, MRCVS, is Principal of The Royal Veterinary College, University of London.

Minutes of recent meetings

Minutes of meetings of the Board of Trustees will appear here once they have been confirmed.

Please note: Some papers for consideration by the Board of Trustees/Collegiate Council, and sections of the recorded minutes, may be withheld from publication under the exemptions provided in the Freedom of Information Act 2000. A provisional exemption will be applied in the preparation of the minutes and referenced in the text. In the event of a request being made for information withheld in the published minutes, the University will take the required steps around the exemption, such as carrying out a public interest test, in making its response in accordance with the Act.

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