Board of Governors

Who's who...

Brief details of all members of the Board of Governors are given below. For further details of our Governors, please click on their named link for a biographical statement, which should be of interest.

Committee membership at a glance [Acrobat (.pdf) - 20 KB Tue, 07 Jan 2014 12:44:00 GMT]

How many Governors do we have?

  • We have up to 25 governors, which is the maximum that stands as the benchmark of good practice in accord with the CUC Governance Code of Practice.
  • Within the total membership, we have up to 18 external governors (of which 13 are termed "independent" and of which 5 are termed "co-opted", in accord with the categorisation in the Instrument of Government).
  • We have 4 staff governors, of which 2 are teaching staff governors nominated by Academic Council, 1 is elected by and from the academic staff and 1 is elected by and from the support staff.
  • We have 2 student governors:

    1. President of UPSU (ex-officio)

    2. Student Governor (appointed through the same process used to appoint external governors)
  • The Vice-Chancellor is a governor (ex-officio)

External Governors (18 maximum)

Mike Brooks

Formerly Finance Director, Trinity Energy Limited. Mike joined the Board in January 2005 and is a member of Ethics Committee, Audit and Quality Committee and Finance Committee.



Mike Brooks
 

Dr Peter Bunyan

Formerly Director General of the Agriculture Development and Advisory Service (ADAS) and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. Peter joined the Board in August 2010 and is Chairman of Audit and Quality Committee and a member of Estate and Information Technology Committee.



Peter Bunyan
 

Janice Caplan

An international HR consultant, business manager, published author, and former Vice-President, Learning, and Talent Development of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Janice joined the Board in May 2011 and is Chairman of Human Resources Committee.



Janice Caplan
 

Marie Costa

Formerly Chairman of the Portsmouth and South East Hampshire Multicultural Group. Marie joined the Board in January 2006 and is a member of Human Resources Committee, Nominations Committee and the Student and Governor Advisory Group.



Marie Costa
 

Bishop Christopher Foster

Bishop of Portsmouth (Anglican). Bishop Christopher joined the Board in February 2014 and is a member of Finance Committee.



Christopher Foster

Mark Greenwood

An accomplished executive with role experience as a chairman, CEO/VP, non-executive director, mentor/business doctor and writer/broadcaster. Mark joined the Board in May 2011 and is a member of Audit and Quality Committee and the Student and Governor Advisory Group.



Mark Greenwood
 

Jane Hoskins

Formerly an HR professional and now undertakes freelance HR consulting. Jane joined the Board in August 2013 and is a member of Finance Committee.



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Martin James

Formerly European Human Resources Service Centre Manager, IBM. Martin joined the Board in January 2006 and is the Deputy Chairman. He is a member of Audit and Quality Committee and Human Resources Committee.



Martin James
 

Anne Lambert

Director, European and Government Affairs, National Air Traffic Services (NATS). Anne joined the Board in October 2012 and is a member of Human Resources Committee.



Anne Lambert
 

Mark Lemon

Vice President Risk Management at Skanska, a Swedish construction company. Mark joined the Board in May 2011 and is a member of Estate and Information Technology Committee.



Mark Lemon
 

Paul Myers

Formerly a Finance Professional in the oil industry and now runs a small consultancy business. Paul joined the Board in August 2013 and is a member of Audit and Quality Committee.



Paul Myers
 

Mark Readman

Senior Finance Director, Research and Development, Misys. Based at Group headquarters in London. Mark joined the Board on 1 August 2010 and is a member of Finance Committee.



Mark Readman
 

Bill Salmond (Chairman of the Board of Governors)

Former Managing Director of Geest Line Ltd. Bill joined the Board of Governors in November 2010.



Bill Salmond
 

Professor Nairn Wilson

Honorary Professor of Dentistry, King’s College, London. Nairn joined the Board in October 2012 and is a member of Finance Committee.



Nairn Wilson
 

Elected Staff Governors (2)

Anne Burrill

Deputy Director, Marketing and Communications Department. Anne is the Support Staff Governor, elected by and from University of Portsmouth support staff. She joined the Board in August 2012.



Anne Burrill
 

Professor Tara Dean

Professor of Health Sciences in the School of Health Sciences and Social Work. Tara is the Academic Staff Governor, elected by and from University of Portsmouth academic staff. She joined the Board in August 2012 and ends her term on 31 July 2014 to be succeeded by Professor Mike Tipton.



Tara Dean
 

Academic Council Nominated Teaching Staff (2)

David Smith

Associate Dean (Innovation and Business), Business School. David joined the Board in August 2012 as a Teaching Staff Governor nominated by Academic Council.



David Smith
 

Dr Peter Starie

Associate Dean (Students) in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Peter joined the Board in November 2004 as a Teaching Staff Governor nominated by Academic Council. He attends meetings of Human Resources Committee and is a member of Nominations Committee.  He ends his term on 31 July 2014 to be succeeded by Dr Sherria Hoskins.



Peter Starie
 

Student Governors (2)

Edward Gordon

Edward joined the Board in November 2013.  He is a member of Estate and Information Technology Committee and the Student and Governor Advisory Group.

Grant Clarke

Grant is the President of the Students' Union, which makes him a Governor ex-officio. Grant joined the Board in July 2014.  He is a member of Estate and Information Technology Committee, the Student and Governor Advisory Group and Nominations Committee, and is in attendance at Finance Committee.



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Vice-Chancellor of the University – ex-officio

Professor Graham Galbraith

Vice-Chancellor – ex-officio. Graham has been the Vice-Chancellor of the University since September 2013.



Graham Galbraith