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Universities UK Board

The 24-person Board is elected by our members. It includes the president; vice-presidents for Scotland, Wales, and England and Northern Ireland; the treasurer and the chairs of the Policy Networks. The president nominates up to six other members to serve on the board.

The board is our main decision-making body and meets five times a year. It focuses on UK-wide issues and those issues in the constituent nations of the UK that have UK-wide implications or interest.

Current board members

Universities UK President and Chair                    

Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow DBE, University of Kent                           to 31 July 2017

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Vice-presidents

Professor Janet Beer – England and Northern Ireland                                  to 31 July 2017

Professor Andrea Nolan OBE – Scotland                                                       to 31 July 2018

Professor Colin Riordan – Wales                                                                   to 31 July 2017

 

Treasurer

Professor Julia Buckingham, Brunel University London                                to 31 July 2018

 

Elected members

Sir David Bell, University of Reading                                                             to 31 July 2018

Professor Paul Boyle CBE, University of Leicester                                        to 31 July 2019

Professor Simon Gaskell, Queen Mary University of London                        to 31 July 2019

Professor Julie Lydon OBE, University of South Wales                                 to 31 July 2018

Professor David Maguire, University of Greenwich                                       to 31 July 2019

​Professor Anton Muscatelli, University of Glasgow                                       to 31 July 2019

Policy Network Chairs

Professor Debra Humphris – Student                                                          to 31 July 2018​​

​Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell DBE – Funding                                       to 31 July 2018

Professor Sir Ian Diamond – Research                                                        to 31 July 2017

Professor Quintin McKellar CBE – Innovation and Growth                           to 31 July 2018​

Professor Paul O'Prey CBE – Longer Term Strategy                                    to 31 July 2018

Professor Sir Steve Smith – International                                                     to 31 July 2017

Professor Steve West – Health Education and Research                             to 31 July 2017

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President's nominees

Mr Nigel Carrington, University of the Arts London                                      to 31 July 2017

Professor Sir David Eastwood, University of Birmingham                            to 31 July 2017

Professor Sir David Greenaway, University of Nottingham                          to 31 July 2017

Professor David Phoenix OBE, London South Bank University                   to 31 July 2017

Professor Sir Christopher Snowden, University of Southampton​                 to 31 July 2017

Professor John Latham, Coventry University                                               to 31 July 2017

Nicola Dandridge

Nicola Dandridge

Chief Executive
Universities UK

Julia Goodfellow

Julia Goodfellow

Universities UK President
Universities UK

Chris Hale

Chris Hale

Director of Policy
Universities UK

Alistair Jarvis

Alistair Jarvis

Deputy Chief Executive
Universities UK

Nicky Old

Nicky Old

Director, Communications and External Relations
Universities UK

Claire Pearce

Claire Pearce

Director of Operations
Universities UK

Alistair Sim

Alastair Sim

Director, Universities Scotland
Universities Scotland

Vivienne Stern

Vivienne Stern

Director
Universities UK International

Antoinette Titchener-Hooker

Antoinette Titchener-Hooker

Director of Member Services
Universities UK

Amanda Wilkinson

Amanda Wilkinson

Director, Universities Wales
Universities Wales