University Board of Governors

Vacancy - Chair of the Board


Applications are invited for the role of Chair of the Board of Governors of Plymouth Marjon University. 

A new Chair is sought to lead the Board of Governors and to work closely with the University’s Vice Chancellor and the Executive to ensure they achieve the two major goals of the strategic plan: increasing academic reputation and ensuring financial sustainability.

For further information including details of how to apply see here: Chair of the Board vacancy - Information pack or contact the Clerk to the Board Unity Stuart 

Deadline for applications: Friday 12 May 2017


What do we do?

Introduction to the Board of Governors

The primary responsibility of members of the board is to monitor and maintain the solvency of the University and in determining the educational character and mission of the University.

Governors take on two roles. One as Trustee of the Charity and one as Governor of the University of St Mark & St John. As a trustee, members are also responsible for annually signing off the accounts for the company. For more information see the Powers & Duties of the Board , as defined by the Articles of Association.

Charity exemption

Charities Act 2011

The University of St Mark & St John is an exempt Charity by Schedule 3 of the Charities Act 2011.  We are required to publish the following information:

  • The legal name and address is The University of St Mark & St John, Derriford Road, Plymouth, PL6 8BH.
  • The preferred name is University of St Mark & St John and we are often also referred to as ‘Marjon’.
  • The articles, financial statements and trustees are listed on this page.

Who are we?

Members of the Board of Governors

Our board members are: 

Professor Rob Warner, (Vice-Chancellor), Mr Derek Pretty (Acting Chair, Independent), Mr Mike Baker (Academic), Mr Richard Bayly (National Society), Prof Patricia Broadfoot CBE (Independent), Dr Sue Brownlow (Independent Diocesan), The Rev’d Preb Cate Edmonds (Independent Diocesan), Dr Julie Evans (Academic), Ms Claire Gibson (Independent), Mrs Patricia Hind (Co-optee), Mr Stephen Hobson (Independent), Mr Elias McGill (Student Union), The Rt Rev'd Nick McKinnel (Independent Diocesan), Mrs Diana Naylor (Professional Staff), Mr Nigel Rowe MBE (Independent), Mr John Searson (Independent Diocesan), Ms Michele Shoebridge (Independent), Mr Mike Sturgess (co-optee), Mr Peter Upton (Independent) Mrs Emma Van der Lugt (Independent).

Members come from a range of sectors and contribute a variety of skills to the Board. The Governing Body should comprise up to 19 members under three categories of membership including the Vice Chancellor, Elected Governors and Nominated Governors.

A list of board members, a short biography of each and details of charities to which they are also a trustee is available here:Governor Information

How we do things

Committees of the Board of Governors

The following committees report to the Board of Governors: