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University Calendar

Council Membership

Ex officio members:

The Chancellor (Sir Thomas Allen)

The Vice-Chancellor and Warden (Professor Ray Hudson, BA, PhD, DSc, DLitt, FBA) (Acting)

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (currently vacant)

The Dean of Durham, or, during a vacancy in office, The Vice-Dean (The Very Rev Michael Sadgrove, MA, FRSA)

The President of the Central Organisation recognised by the Council for the representation of the students (Mr Daniel Slavin)

Appointed members:

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

Mr Richard Burge (2015) (11)

Ms Alexis Cleveland (2015) (11)

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

Mrs Fiona Ellis, BA, MA (2015) (11)

Mr Steve Gardner, BSc, ACA (2015) (06)

Mr Robert Gillespie, BA, ACA (2015) (07) (Chair (12))

Mr Steve Harman (2017) (13)

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

Mrs Jill May (2016) (12)

Mr Andrew Mitchell, MA, MBA (2015) (08) (Vice-Chair (12))

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

Mr Hugh Morgan Williams, OBE, BA (2015) (06)

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:

Professor Tom Allen, BA, LLB, LLM (2015) (11)

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

Professor Jon Davidson, BSc, PhD (2015) (08)

Professor Joe Elliott (2018) (14)

Professor Antony Long, BA, PhD (2015) (07)

Professor Clare McGlynn (2018) (14)

Professor Nicholas Saul, BA, MA, PhD (2015) (08)

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)

Acting University Secretary: Kate Deeming

Chief Operating Officer: Paulina Lubacz

Chief Financial Officer: Sally McGill


Mrs Joanna Barker, MBE, BA, DLitt (2019) (15) Observer for 2014/15 (Lay Member)

Mrs Alison Hastings (2019) (15) Observer for 2014/15 (Lay Member)

Dr Anne Allen (2019) (15) Observer for 2014/15 (Staff Member)

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 (2015) (09) indicates that the member was appointed in 2009 and their term of office will expire on the 31 July 2015.