University of Bath

Mark Humphriss University Secretary

The University Secretary oversees governance, immigration, legal issues, equality and diversity, and emergency management.


Mark Humphriss is responsible for the Secretariat, the Legal Office, and student immigration issues. He is also a member of the Vice-Chancellor's Group and Executive.

Related posts

  • Chair of Equality and Diversity Committee
  • Chair of Health and Safety Committee
  • Chair of Emergency Management Team


Before joining the University of Bath in 2007, Mark worked for the Church of England in a variety of roles. This included a major review of the structures of the Church of England, working for a national charity on secondment, responsibility for the Church’s national budget and involvement with the 11 universities of Church of England foundation.

As University Secretary he is Secretary of the University Council and his responsibilities include the Student Immigration Service, the Secretariat, the Legal Office, emergency management, oversight of degree ceremonies and other major events, ethics and the Dental Centre. He chairs the Equality & Diversity and Health & Safety Committees and, as part of the senior management team, is involved in a range of other matters across the University.

He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Heads of University Administration. He is a director of the Office of the Independent Adjudicator and member of its Finance Committee, Trustee of the Holburne Museum, and Chair of its Higher Education Strategy Board and Vice-Chair of Designability Charity Limited.


Mark Humphriss graduated with a BA in French and Economics from Reading University. He qualified in 1994 as a Chartered Secretary and was elected Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators in 2003.