University of Bath

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is responsible for financial strategy, budget setting, annual accounts, monitoring of investment activity and capital expenditure.

The Finance Committee is responsible to Council for the finances of the University, including:

  • financial strategy
  • budget setting
  • annual accounts
  • monitoring of investment activity
  • consideration of capital expenditure

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

Committee membership

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

    Name Position Term of office
    Mr J Preston Chair (Treasurer) ex-officio
    Professor B Morley Acting Vice-Chancellor ex-officio
    Mrs C Mealing-Jones Lay Member of Council, elected by Council 2021
    Mr R Whorrod Lay Member of Council, elected by Council 2020
    Ms A Goodman Lay Member of Council, elected by Council 2021
    Professor D Stanton Fraser Member of Council/Senate, elected by Council 2019
    Professor D Bird Member of Council/Senate, elected by Council 2019
    Miss E Alcock SU President or nominee ex-officio
    Mr J Kitchen (observer) SU Education Officer 2019

    The following officers routinely attend meetings of the Committee:

    Name Position
    Professor S Egan Vice-President (Implementation)
    Mr M Humphriss University Secretary
    Mr T Williams Head of Management Accounting
    Mr M Williams Director of Finance
    Mr M Whalley Director of Estates
    Mr S Fenne Deputy Director of Finance

Dates of Meetings


    • 1 November 2018
    • 9 November 2018 - cancelled
    • 18 January 2019
    • 7 February 2019
    • 2 May 2019
    • 24 June 2019 - new date
    • 27 June 2019 - cancelled


    • 28 June 2018 - cancelled
    • 26 June 2018 - new date
    • 21 June 2018 - cancelled
    • 26 April 2018
    • 8 February 2018
    • 2 November 2017
    • 11 September 2017

    The minutes and summaries of meetings of the committee 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 publicaitons). If you have any queries about the business conducted by the committee, please contact Caroline Harris.