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Board of Governors

Membership

The Instrument of Government of the University College determines the overall size of the Board, its categories of membership and it limits the numbers within each defined category. Its composition is as follows:
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Mr Dan Hewitt

(Chair of the Board)
Committees:

Chair of the Board of Governors from March 2020
Member of the Personnel & Remuneration Committee
Member of the Search & Governance Committee

Served as governor since:

March 2020

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Professor Tim Middleton

Profession:

Vice-Chancellor of Writtle University College

Committees:

Member of the Finance & General Purposes Committee
Member of Search & Governance Committee

Served as governor since:

August 2017

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Mr Stephen Bennett

Committees:

Non Board member of the Audit Committee

Served since:

November 2018

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Mr Alex Bols

Committees:

Member of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee

Served as governor since:

October 2019

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Miss Tracey Coop

Support Staff Governor
Profession:

Senior Warden

Committees:

Member of the Personnel & Remuneration Committee

Served as governor since:

July 2019

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Mrs Caroline Flanagan

Committees:

Member of the Finance & General Purposes Committee

Served as governor since:

May 2019

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Ms Kelly Flude

(SU President)
Profession:

2nd Year Integrated Masters Veterinary Physiotherapy Student and SU President

Committees:

Member of the Personnel & Remuneration Committee

Served as governor since:

July 2019

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Mr Roger Gochin

(Non Board Member)
Profession:

Consultant and Formerly Principal of a College of Further Education

Served since:

March 2008

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Mr Fergus Howie

Committees:

Chair of the Finance & General Purposes Committee
Student Liaison Governor

Served as governor since:

June 2014

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Mr Paul Marshall

Committees:

Member of the Finance & General Purposes Committee

Served as governor since:

October 2019

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Ms Emma-Jane Murray

Committees:

Member of the Finance & General Purposes Committee

Served as governor since:

October 2019

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Mr Graham Page

Committees:

Member of the Finance & General Purposes Committee

Served as governor since:

September 2015

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Mr Mark Pragnell

Committees:

Member of the Finance & General Purposes Committee

Served as governor since:

October 2019

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Mr Alan Radford

Profession:

Chartered Accountant

Committees:

Chair of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee

Served as governor since:

October 2011

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Ms Bettina Rigg

Committees:

Member of the Search & Governance Committee

Served as governor since:

October 2019

View Bettina Rigg's full profile here

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Mr Nick Spenceley

Committees:

Member of the Personnel & Remuneration Committee

Served as governor since:

March 2017

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Mr Steve Spencer

Profession:

Head of Department (Further Education)

Served as governor since:

May 2019

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Mr Patrick Swan

Profession:

Gardens Consultant to the National Trust

Committees:

Member of the Personnel & Remuneration Committee

Served as governor since:

November 2014

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Mrs Sophy Walker

Profession:

Marketing Director, Felsted School

Served as governor since:

March 2015

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Ms Suellen White

Profession:

Associate Dean, Quality, Policy & Regulation
The London Institute of Banking & Finance

Committees:

Member of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee

Served as governor since:

October 2015

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Minutes

Minutes from Writtle University College Board of Governors meetings

Minutes from meeting held on 13th July 2018
Minutes from meeting held on 8th June 2018
Minutes from meeting held on 23rd March 2018
Minutes from meeting held on 24th November 2017
Minutes from meeting held on 13th October 2017

Committees of the Board of Governors

The Governing Body of Writtle University College delegates some of its powers and some of its work to Committees of the Board of Governors.

The Articles of Government for the College specify that there will be a Personnel Committee and a Finance and General Purposes Committee, and the Board may also establish committees for any purpose or function. In addition, the Higher Education Funding Council for England requires the College to have an Audit Committee to provide independent and authoritative advice to the Board of Governors.

The University College has established the following committees:

  • Personnel and Remuneration Committee
  • Finance and General Purposes Committee
  • Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee
  • Search and Governance Committee
The structure and members of the Committees are detailed in a Committee structure diagram.


Trustees

As at January 2020, also indicating other charities of which they are trustees:

Alex Bols Board of Directors and Vice Chair, University College of Osteopathy
Board Observer, QAA
Board Observer, Advance HE
Governing Body, Islington Futures Federation
Chair, Beacon High school Committee
Local Governing Committee, Bridge Satellite School
Tracey Coop None reported
Caroline Flanagan None reported
Kelly FludeNone reported
Fergus Howie None reported
Paul Marshall None reported
Professor Tim Middleton None reported
Emma-Jane Murray Publication Committee of the British Society of Animal Science
Graham Page None reported
Mark Pragnell None reported
Alan Radford Brentwood & District Mental Health Association
Bettina Rigg Independent Member of University of Exeter Council Nominations Committee
Nick Spenceley None reported
Steve Spencer None reported
Jonathan Swan None reported
Patrick Swan None reported
Sophy Walker None reported
Suellen White None reported

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