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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 and Provost (Professor Antony Long)

The Dean of Durham, or, during a vacancy in office, The Vice-Dean (The Venerable Andrew Tremlett, MA, MPhil, PGCE, Canon of Westminster)

The President of the Central Organisation recognised by the Council for the representation of the students (Ms Alice Dee)

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) (Vice-Chair (2018) (15))

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

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

Mr Steven Harman (2017) (13)

Mrs Alison Hastings (2019) (15)

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

Mrs Jill May (2019) (12)

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

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

(one to be appointed)

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 (2019) (12)

Dr Camila Caiado, BSc, PhD (2019) (15)

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 (Colleges and Student Experience) (Mr Owen Adams) (2022)

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Arts and Humanities) (Professor David Cowling) (2019)

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) (Professor Alan Houston) (2022)

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

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Science) (Professor Patrick Hussey) (2019)

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Social Sciences and Health) (Professor Timothy Clark) (2020)

Chief Operating Officer: Jane Robinson

Chief Financial Officer: Sally McGill

Secretary: University Secretary (Ms Jennifer Sewel)

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.