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Council

Terms of Reference

In summary, the Council has a commitment to meet the obligations placed on the University as a charity, and as a body in receipt of public funds. It also has a collective responsibility to promote the University's wellbeing and to ensure its sustainability. Its specific responsibilities include:

  • corporate strategy, plans and budgets
  • corporate policy and major business decisions
  • establishing the framework for governance and management
  • monitoring institutional and executive performance

For a full and comprehensive outline of the Council's terms of reference, please refer to its Statement of Primary Responsibilities

Membership 2023-24

Members ex officio

The Chair of Council and Pro-Chancellor (Alastair Da Costa)
The Interim Vice-Chancellor and President (Professor Hai-Sui Yu)

Four members of Faculties, and two members of the support staff to be appointed by the Council

  • Jessica Balme
  • Dr Kendi Guantai
  • Lauren Huxley
  • Professor Peter Jimack
  • Professor Alice O'Grady
  • Professor Simon Kelley

The Union Affairs Officer and the Education Officer of Leeds University Union

  • Shivani Gug
  • Lucy Hart

Thirteen members, not being students of the University or members of Faculty, provided that at any time at least four of the fourteen lay members of the Council shall be alumni (as may be defined from time to time under Ordinance) and one shall be a representative of the Clothworkers' Company

  • Tom Clark
  • Seb Elsworth
  • Peter Goldsbrough
  • Helen Grantham
  • Iain Moffatt
  • Dr Yvette Oade
  • Leyla Okhai
  • Dr Cordelia Rogerson
  • Kenneth Sargison
  • Janet Sheriff
  • Heather Swanston
  • [2 vacancies]

 

Further information:

 

Dates of meetings

2023-24

  • 9 October 2023
  • 10 November 2023 - Away Day
  • 30 November 2023
  • 25 January 2024
  • 21 March 2024
  • 30 May 2024
  • 25 July 2024

2024-25

  • 26 September 2024
  • 28 November 2024
  • 30 January 2025
  • 27 March 2025
  • 29 May 2025
  • 24 July 2025

 

Minutes of previous meetings

(Non-confidential business only)

2023-24

  • [To follow]

2022-23

2021-22

 

Last edited: 9/7/2024 (HJP)