University of Bath

Equality and Diversity Committee

The Equality and Diversity committee is responsible to Council and Senate for the promotion of equality of opportunity across the university.

The Equality and Diversity Committee is responsible to Council and Senate for the promotion of equality of opportunity across the University. It engages with a wide range of equality and diversity issues affecting both staff and students. Its role is to raise awareness of equality and diversity issues and to develop, evaluate and review University policies, procedures and action plans realating to equality and diversity.

Full responsibilities of the committee are detailed in the terms of reference.


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

    Name Position Term of Office
    Mark Humphriss Chair, University Secretary ex-officio
    Richard Brooks Director of Human Resources ex-officio
    Anthony Payne Director of Student Services ex-officio
    Adalgisa Giorgio Chair, Equality and Diversity Network ex-officio
    Mike Nicholson Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions ex-officio
    Ben Davies SU President ex-officio
    Ben Palmer Su Community Officer ex-officio
    Ruby McGregor-Smith Lay member appointed by Council 2020
    Marion Harney Member appointed by Senate 2020
    Charareh Pourzand Member appointed by the Equality and Diversity Network 2019
    Mandy Wilson-Garner Member nominated by the Students' Union 2020
    Bing Dai Elected student representative 2018
    Zeid Truscott Elected student representative 2018

    Elected staff representative

    Name Position Term of Office
    Paula Kover Education and Research 2018
    Jessica Otterwell Management, Specialist and Administration 2018
    David Surgenor Technical and Experimental 2018
    Vacancy Operational and Facilities Support 2018

    In attendance:

    Name Position
    Georgina Brown Equality and Diversity Manager
    Annette Hayton Head of Widening Participation


    The term of office for elected and appointed members is three years (renewable), except that for students it is one year (renewable). Up to three co-opted members are permitted, sought on the basis of their expertise in the area and may include members to the university.

Meeting dates and minutes