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Governance & Nominations Committee


What the committee does

The Governance &  Nominations Committee is responsible for evaluating the balance of skills, knowledge and experience on the Board of Governors or its sub-committees. The committee also interviews prospective members and nominates membership for approval by the Board of Governors.

The Governance & Nominations Committee ensures that the Board of Governors membership is diverse and quorate. It monitors the re-appointment of members into their second term. The Governance & Nominations Committee also oversees the effectiveness of the Board through a rigorous annual review process. 

On the record

Minutes of the Governance & Nominations Commitee are submitted to the Board of Governors for information and approval.

Meet our members

The members of the Governance & Nominations committee are:

  • Graham Raikes MBE (Chair of Board; Chair of Committee)
  • Emma van der Lugt (Joint Deputy Chair of Board; Deputy Chair of Committee)
  • Matt Evans (Governor)
  • Guy Bolt (Co-opted Board Member)
  • Rt Rev'd James Grier (Governor)
  • Prof Claire Taylor (Vice-Chancellor)

In attendance:

  • Stephen Plant (University Secretary & Registrar)
  • Jessamie Thomas (Governance Officer) 

How we perform

The Governance & Nominations Committee is responsible for reviewing the effectiveness of governance arrangements within the University, its Board and committees. The Terms of Reference require the committee to:

  • Evaluate, at least annually, the effectiveness of the Board of Governors.
  • Adopt an approach of continuous improvement to governance, in order to enhance the effectiveness of the Board.

The Board of Governors' Effectiveness Statement can be found below. 

Terms of reference

Please scroll down to 'Key Documents' to view the Terms of Reference for the Governance &  Nominations committee. These outline the constitution, membership, quorum, duties and reporting procedures for the committee.

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Governance Officer - Jessamie Thomas

Key documents