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University of Bath

Peter Hartland Appointed External Member

Will undertake the responsibilities of members of governing bodies as set out in the CUC Guide for Members of Higher Education Governing Bodies in the UK.


Graduating in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Bath in 1987, Peter then qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst and Young and followed a career in industry before moving into the Higher Education and ultimately the charity sector. For the last 15 years he has been Chief Executive of St Luke’s Hospice in Sheffield, an independent charity operating in the wider healthcare sector.

Peter is currently a trustee of Sheffield Town Trust, and from January 2024 will become a non-executive director of Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Amongst other roles Peter has also served as chair of the Institute of Chartered Accountants’ Business Law Committee, and been a member of its Technical Strategy Board and Sustainability Committee.

Peter acted as Finance Director for both Sheffield and Leeds Universities Students’ Unions earlier in his career and has a keen interest in the welfare of students and the quality of their experience.