University of Bath

University Ventures Board

The University Ventures Board is responsible to the University Council for approving arrangements for the commercialisation of University Intellectual Property.

For further information or to submit an agenda item for consideration, please contact Mark Pender

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

Board membership

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

    Name Position Term of Office
    Professor B Morley Acting Vice-Chancellor, Chair ex-officio
    Professor J Knight Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) ex-officio
    Mr M Farmer Appointed by Council 2018*
    Vacancy Appointed by Council 2018*
    Dr W Barton Appointed by Council 2020*
    Dr C Jones Appointed by Council 2019*
    Mr R Whorrod Appointed by Council 2019
    Vacancy Appointed by Council 2021

    *This member is appointed by Council under the recommendations of the Nominations committee. The appointee is not a member of the University and does not have to be a member of Council. The Nominations Committee will take account of the need for venture capitalist experience within the Board. The term of office is up to five years renewable.

    In attendance:

    Name Position
    Mr Martin Williams Director of Finance
    Mr Mark Humphriss University Secretary
    Dr Jon Hunt Director of Research Development and Support
    Mr Mark Pender Secretary



    • 23 May 2018
    • 8 November 2017 - Cancelled

    The minutes and summaries of meetings of the Board 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).