Universities UK Board


The 22-person Board has 16 members elected by the UUK membership. It includes the President; Vice-Presidents for Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland; Treasurer; five Policy Network chairs; and six other elected members. A further six members are appointed by the Board, on advice from the Governance and Nominations Committee (GNC), to help to bring a balance of diversity and skills.

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 ​Julia Buckingham CBE, Brunel University London                           to 31 July 2021

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Vice-presidents

Professor Quintin McKellar CBE, University of Hertfordshire
England and Northern Ireland                                                                         to 31 July 2022

Professor Gerry McCormac, University of Sterling – Scotland                          to 31 July 2022

Professor Julie Lydon OBE, University of South Wales – Wales                   to 31 July 2021

Treasurer

Professor Paul Layzell, Royal Holloway, University of London                           to 31 July 2021

 

Elected members

Professor Chris Day, Newcastle University                                                         to 31 July 2022

Professor Sir Chris Husbands, Sheffield Hallam University                                to 31 July 2022

Professor Sally Mapstone, University of St Andrews                                           to 31 July 2022

Professor Edward Peck, Nottingham Trent University                                         to 31 July 2022

Professor Rama Thirunamachandran, Canterbury Christ Church University      to 31 July 2022

Professor Colin Bailey CBE, Queen Mary University of London                         to 31 July 2023

Elected Policy Network Chairs

Professor Paul Boyle CBE, Swansea University – Research and Innovation     to 31 July 2021

Professor Graham Galbraith, University of Portsmouth
– Longer Term Strategy                                                                                       to 31 July 2021

Professor Debra Humphris, University of Brighton – Student                             to 31 July 2021​​

​Professor David Phoenix OBE, London South Bank University – Funding         to 31 July 2021

Professor Dame Janet Beer DBE, University of Liverpool – International           to 31 July 2023

Members appointed by the Board

Professor Jenny Higham, St. George's, University of London                              to 31 July 2022

Professor Adam Tickell, University of Sussex                                                       to 31 July 2022

Professor Shearer West, University of Nottingham                                         to 31 July 2022

Professor Liz Barnes CBE, Staffordshire University                                          to 31 July 2023

Dr Paul Thompson, Royal College of Art                                                      to 31 July 2023

Professor Wendy Thomson CBE, University of London                                       to 31 July 2023

Professor Julia Buckingham

Professor Julia Buckingham CBE

President
Universities UK

Alistair Jarvis

Alistair Jarvis

Chief Executive
Universities UK

Nicky Old

Nicky Old

Director, Communications and External Relations
Universities UK

Chris Hale

Chris Hale

Director of Policy
Universities UK

Vivienne Stern

Vivienne Stern

Director
Universities UK International

Amanda Wilkinson

Amanda Wilkinson

Director, Universities Wales
Universities Wales