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 and to interview and nominate membership for approval by the Board of Governors.

The Governance & Nominations Committee ensures the Board of Governors membership is diverse, quorate and monitors the re-appointment of members into their second term. The Nominations committee also oversees the effectiveness of the Board.


On the record

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

Who's who

Meet our members

The members of the Governance & Nominations committee are:

  • Graham Raikes MBE (Chair)
  • Emma van der Lugt 
  • Matt Evans (Governor)
  • John Searson 
  • Rob Warner (Vice-Chancellor)

In attendance:

  • Unity Stuart (Clerk)


How we perform

The Governance & Nominations Committee is responsible for reviewing the effectiveness of governance arrangements within the University, its Board and sub-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.
  • Receive reports from the Academic Board regarding Academic Governance. Examining the outcomes of academic governance effectiveness reviews.

The Board of Governors Board of Governors Effectiveness Statement 2019/20 can be found here. 


Terms of reference

Click below to read the terms of reference for the Governance &  Nominations committee. These outline the constitution, membership, quorum, duties and reporting procedures for the committee.

Governance & Nominations Committee Terms of Reference 2019/20