University of Bath

Senior Academic Appointments Committee

The Senior Academic Appointments Committee is a Joint Committee of Council and Senate.

The committee makes recommendations to Council for the roles of Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Provost, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Dean and Head of Department.

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


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

    Name Position Term of Office
    Professor B Morley Acting Vice-Chancellor, Chair ex-officio
    Mr R Whorrod Member of Council elected by Council 2020
    Ms C Gibbons Member of Council elected by Council 2019
    Mr J Preston Member of Council elected by Council 2021
    Professor J Barnett Member of Senate elected by Senate 2019
    Professor D Bird Member of Senate elected by Senate 2021
    Professor S Wonnacott Member of Senate elected by Senate 2020

    The following officer routinely attends meetings of the Committee, Director of Human Resources



    • 23 January 2019 - cancelled, new date to be confirmed
    • 14 November 2018


    • 22 February 2018
    • 15 November 2017

    The minutes and summaries of meetings of the Senior Academic Appointments 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 publication). If you have any queries about the business conducted by the Committee, please contact Angela Pater.