Policy and Governance

The main function of the Policy and Governance service is to provide support to the Court, the Senate and the University Executive, and to the committees of both, and to assist the University Secretary in developing and promoting good practice standards of corporate governance within the University. The service also maintains central resource of key corporate information for use both internally and externally.
The Policy and Governance team have a variety of tasks throughout the year, including organising and clerking committees, organising Governor inductions and supporting the Governor recruitment process. Additional support is given to the University Secretary with concern to reviews of any relevant Acts of Parliament, the review of the University's Charter and Statutes as well as the Ordinances and Regulations.

The Policy and Governance team aims to achieve excellence in the delivery of a professional service and promotion of governance best practice to support the University's strategy and which reflect its values.

The goals of the Policy and Governance team are:

  • to contribute to the University's core strategic ambitions;
  • to deliver support which assists University good governance policy, practice and decision-making;
  • to contribute to the unification of the University's Professional Services, extending and sharing expertise to create added value;
  • to adapt and enhance the service we provide to meet the evolving needs of all our stakeholders; and
  • to apply best practice and fresh thinking to improve our effectiveness and efficiency.

Please visit the University's web pages to access its full list of key policies and governor policies, and the Corporate Policy Development Guidance SharePoint site for further policy-related documents and resources.

To access further information and resources for clerks, please visit the Clerks' Network SharePoint site.

Key information

Ashley Beaton

Job title
Governance Assistant

Nathan Bircham

Zhi Kang Chua

Iain Dods

Mark Hamid

Lisa Herlihy

Megan Morgan

Job title
Governance Officer

Marc Quinn

Phil Rowsby

Key information