Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is responsible for the overall strategic direction and governance of the University.

The Board's many powers, functions, duties and responsibilities are set out in the University's Statutory Instrument, the Statement of Primary Responsibilities and the Governors' Handbook.

Details about the University's two principal committees (Board of Governors and Academic Council) can be found on our Committee pages.

Board of Governors' Profiles

Board of Governors' profiles and photographs.

Board of Governors Minutes and Meetings

The Board is constituted in accordance with the University's formal committee structure.

Chair: Mr Mike Fleming

Secretary: Ms Hilary J Douglas

Powers, Functions, Composition and Duties of the Board

Information on the remit, composition, statement of primary responsibilities and code of conduct of the Board of Governors is available on the Governance webpage

Profiles of the Board of Governors


Session 2017/18


Session 2017/18


Session 2018/19

  • Thursday 4 October 2018, Room N204, Sir Ian Wood Building
  • Wednesday 19 December 2018, Room H230, Ishbel Gordon Building
  • Thursday 21 March 2019, Room H230, Ishbel Gordon Building
  • Thursday 27 June 2019, Room H230, Ishbel Gordon Building

The above meetings commence at 11.00 am.

Board of Governors Recruitment - External Committee Member Nomination Form

The Nominations Committee is keen to receive nominations and build up a pool of potential external Committee members and Board applicants for the future. It is important to note that anyone nominated in this capacity, who then wishes to apply for future Board membership, would need to submit a separate application for this purpose in their own right.

Board of Governors Nomination Form (PDF 56KB)

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