This page outlines the role of the Board of Governors and the members of the board.
Roles and responsibilities of the Board
The Board of Governors is responsible for the overall character and mission of St Mary's University and for the effective and efficient use of its resources.
The Articles of Association require that there are between 12 and 24 governors:
- Ex-officio: the Chair (the Archbishop of Westminster or nominee), the Director of the Catholic Education Service or nominee, Vice-Chancellor.
- Up to six independent governors nominated by the Archbishop and appointed by the Board of Governors.
- Up to six independent governors nominated by the Catholic Education Service and appointed by the Board of Governors.
- Up to six independent governors co-opted by the Board of Governors.
- Three governors from within the University: two staff governors and one student governor (the President of the Students' Union).
The Board of Governors operates under Articles approved by the Privy Council. The former University College was incorporated on 1st August 2007 as a company limited by guarantee. The University is a company (registration number 5977277) and a registered charity (registration number 1120192).
Board of Governors
Governing body member
Board of Governors recruitment
The majority of the University’s Board members are independent and are not employed by the University. The University looks to have a diverse Board with a wide range of skills and experience.
If you are interested in becoming an independent member of the Board of Governors at St Mary’s, please contact the University Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org, to discuss what the role entails and how to apply.
There are five committees of the Board of Governors:
- Academic Scrutiny Committee
- Audit Committee
- Finance and Resources Committee
- Nominations and Governance Committee
- Remuneration Committee.
For further information on the Committees please see Section 3
For the Articles of Association, annual reports and financial statements, Board of Governors regulations, meeting dates and minutes, and Scheme of Delegation please see Section two.
For correspondence please contact the University Secretary at andrew.Browning@stmarys.ac.uk