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 Roles & Responsibilities as defined by the Articles of Association.
Earlier versions of the Articles of Association:
University Policies can be found here.
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:
Our board members are:
Mr Mike Baker (Academic staff elected), Mr Richard Bayly (National Society nominated), Dr Sue Cooper (Senate elected), Mr Matt Evans (Directly Appointed), Ms Claire Gibson (Directly appointed), Mrs Pamela Greener (Diocesan nominated), Ms Lindsey Hall (Board co-optee), Mr Alex Hawtin (Directly appointed), Prof Patricia Hind (Directly appointed), Prof Chris King CBE (Board co-optee), The Rt Rev'd Nick McKinnel (Diocesan nominated), Colonel (retired) Graham Raikes MBE (Chair, Directly appointed), Mr Rhys Roberts (Student Union elected), Mr John Searson (Diocesan nominated), Ms Michele Shoebridge (Directly appointed), Mr Richard Stevens (Directly appointed), Mr Mike Sturgess (Audit committee co-optee), Mrs Lynn Tamsett-White (Professional Services Staff elected) Mrs Emma Van der Lugt (Directly appointed), Professor Rob Warner, (Vice-Chancellor).
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 the register of interests is available here
The following committees report to the Board of Governors:
A diagram of the committee structure can be found here: Governance Structure Diagram
Further information about sub-committees of the Board can be found here: Board Committees
From time to time vacancies occur and new Members are recruited to ensure that the Board maintains a strong combined skill set. This advert does not refer to a specific vacancy. Plymouth Marjon University instead wishes to maintain a register of potential candidates for future vacancies.
Click on the below link for further information and how to register your interest in joining the Board and its sub-committees.
Advert for Governors
Click below to read the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Governors :
Board of Governors E-meeting Minutes - September 2018
Board of Governors Minutes - 13 July 2018
Board of Governors E-meeting Minutes - July 2018
Board of Governors Minutes - 23 March 2018
Board of Governors E-Meeting Minutes - 23 March 2018
Board of Governors Minutes - 16 November 2017
Board of Governors Minutes - 15 September 2017
Board of Governors Minutes - 14 July 2017
Board of Governors Minutes - 17 March 2017
Board of Governors Minutes - 17 November 2016
Board of Governors Minutes – 4 October 2016
Board of Governors Minutes – 8 July 2016
Board of Governors Minutes - 18 March 2016
Board of Governors Minutes - 18 November 2015
Board of Governors Minutes - 18 September 2015
There are a number of useful guidance documents available for governors and those interested in governance arrangements in Higher Education Institutions. Links can be found below.
The Leadership Foundation for Higher Education has also published a number of useful 'Getting to Grips' Guides and these can be accessed below: