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University Calendar

Council Membership

Ex officio members:

The Chancellor (Sir Thomas Allen)

The Vice-Chancellor and Warden (Professor Stuart Corbridge)

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Professor Ray Hudson, BA, PhD, DSc, DLitt, FBA)

The Dean of Durham, or, during a vacancy in office, The Vice-Dean (The Very Rev Michael Sadgrove, MA, FRSA (due to retire in September 2015, replacement tbc))

The President of the Central Organisation recognised by the Council for the representation of the students (Miss Millie Tanner)

Appointed members:

Not more than twelve lay members, not being teachers or salaried staff in the University or any of its Colleges:

Mrs Joanna Barker, MBE, BA, DLitt (2019) (15)

Mr Richard Burge (2018) (11)

Ms Alexis Cleveland (2018) (11)

Mr Joe Docherty, BEng, MPhil (2016) (07)

Mrs Fiona Ellis, BA, MA (2018) (11)

Mr Robert Gillespie, BA, ACA (2018) (07) (Chair (12))

Mr Steve Harman (2017) (13)

Mrs Alison Hastings (2019) (15)

Mrs Susan Johnson OBE, MBA, BA (2017) (10)

Mrs Jill May (2016) (12)

Mr Andrew Mitchell, MA, MBA (2018) (08) (Vice-Chair (12))

Dr Kate Pretty CBE, MA, PhD, FSA, FSA (Scotland) (2018) (14)

Seven members of the staff of the University, at least five of whom to be academic staff with research and teaching responsibilities and none of whom to be serving members of the University Executive Committee:

Dr Anne Allen (2019) (15)

Professor Mike Bentley, BSc, PhD (2016) (12)

Professor Jon Davidson, BSc, PhD (2017) (08)

Professor Joe Elliott (2018) (14)

Professor Clare McGlynn (2018) (14)

Professor Nicholas Saul, BA, MA, PhD (2017) (08)

(one to be appointed)

In attendance:

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Warden of the Colleges (Professor Graham Towl, BA, MSc, MBA, DSc, FBPsS, AcSS, FRSA, CPsychol ) (2016)

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Arts and Humanities) (Professor David Cowling) (2016)

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) (Professor Thomas Ward, BSc, MSc, PhD) (2017)

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) (Professor Claire Warwick, MA MPhil, PhD) (2019)

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Science) (Professor Patrick Hussey) (2016)

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Social Sciences and Health) (Professor Timothy Clark) (2017)

Chief Operating Officer: Paulina Lubacz

Chief Financial Officer: Sally McGill

Secretary: Univeristy Secretary

A full date after a member's name indicates that their term of office will expire on the 31 July in that year and a half date indicates the year of appointment of that member. eg (2018) (15) indicates that the member was appointed in 2015 and their term of office will expire on the 31 July 2018.