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Governance Framework Review Engagement Group

The Governance Framework Engagement Group serves as a flexible means for the Project Leads and Project Manager to get early informal input into proposals


Terms of Reference

Roles and responsibilities

The purpose of the Engagement Group is to provide a forum through which the Governance Framework Project Sponsor, Project Leads and Project Board can seek input in relation to the review of the University’s governance framework. Its responsibilities will be:

  • To consider and provide feedback on proposed changes to the University’s governance framework.

  • To identify likely areas of risk or concern in relation to proposed changes.

  • To give particular consideration to issues of culture, inclusion and sustainability in relation to the framework.

  • To take account of good practice in the sector and beyond.

Discussions at the Engagement Group are confidential in nature. If wider consultation within the University community is required, the Project Board will determine the appropriate means by which that consultation will take place.


Maria Bond, Lay member of Council (Engagement Group Chair)

Dr Steve Wharton, member of Senate

Professor Jane White, member of Senate

Professor Alan Hayes, Chair of Academic Assembly

One further member of the Academic Assembly (to be confirmed)

Sascha Athey, Assistant Registrar (Academic Quality and Standards)

Two members of professional services staff (to be confirmed)

Two students (to be confirmed)

Abi Phillips, Deputy Director (Culture & Inclusion)

Kate Robinson, University Librarian

Observers in attendance

Richard Brooks, Director of HR and Project Lead

Emily Commander, Head of Governance and Project Lead

Caroline Pringle, Project Manager

Peter Eley, Deputy Director of Human Resources (Engagement Group Facilitator)


The Group will meet 4 – 6 times per year for the duration of the project, as necessary.

Reports and notes

A summary of discussions at the Engagement Group will be provided to the Project Board.


If you have any questions, please contact us.

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