University of Bath

Office of Chancellor, Committee of

The committee is responsible for making recommendations to Court via Council and Senate on the appointment of the Chancellor of the university.

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.)

Membership

    Term of office expire on the 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 J Preston Member of Council elected by Council 2020
    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 2020

    The following Officer routinely attends meetings of the committee:

    Name Position
    Mr M Humphriss University Secretary

Meetings

    The Committee will be convened as required.

    The minutes and summaries of meetings of the Committee of Office of Chancellor are not published here because they contain information which the University has declared will not be routinely published under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Further information about the Act (including the reasons why such information is exempt from publication). If you have any queries about the business conducted by the Committee, please contact Mark Humphriss.

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.