Statutory Bodies and Committees

Committee on the Office of Chancellor

The Committee on the Office of Chancellor is a Joint Committee of Council and Senate and is responsible for making recommendations to Court via Council and Senate on the appointment of the Chancellor of the University. (Note: It is normal practice for the Vice-Chancellor to make an oral report to Senate and Council prior to appointment by Court.)

Contact: If you would like further information about the Committee on the Office of Chancellor, please contact Mark Humphriss, ext 6212.

Committee members

Terms of office expire on 31st July in the year stated.

Name Position Term of Office
Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell President and Vice-Chancellor, Chair  
Sir Julian Horn-Smith Member of Council elected by Council 2019
Mr P Wyman Member of Council elected by Council 2017
Mr P Troughton Member of Council elected by Council 2018
Professor B Morley Member of Senate elected by Senate 2018
Professor G Price Member of Senate elected by Senate 2019
Professor V Hope Hailey Member of Senate elected by Senate 2017

The following Officer routinely attends meetings of the Committee:

Mr M Humphriss University Secretary  

Terms of Reference

Approved by Privy Council in 1966.

In accordance with Section 3.1 of the Statutes, the successors to the first Chancellor shall be appointed by the Court, subject to the provisions of the Ordinances, of the recommendation of a Joint Committee consisting of three members of the Council and three members of the Senate together with the Vice-Chancellor who shall be Chair.

Procedural Rules

  • Appointment of Chair: The Vice-Chancellor shall take the Chair.
  • Co-option: See Council Standing Orders 16(iv) and 16(v).
  • Alternates: See Council Standing Orders 17(ii) to (iv).
  • Quorum: One third of the membership (Council Standing Order 16(vi)).
  • Rules for voting: None specified.
  • Minutes: Submitted to Court.