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Mrs Alison Hastings

Alison joined Council as a lay member on 1 August 2015 and is a member of the Audit Committee and Chairs St Mary's College Council.

She is Vice-President of the British Board of Film Classifications, a Gambling Commissioner, a non-executive Director of Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and an Advisory Board Member of Pagefield Communications Consultancy. She was a BBC Trustee and Trustee for England and Chair of Editorial Standards Committee during 2006 – 2014 and former editor of the Evening chronicle (Newcastle) 1996 - 2006.