Board of Governors

External Governors

Dr Peter Bunyan

Peter joined the Board in August 2010 and is Chair of Audit and Quality Committee and a member of Estate and Information Technology Committee. He was educated as a chemist/biochemist at University College, University of Durham and at Kings College and then University College London. He spent more than thirty years in the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, initially researching the side effects of pesticides on wildlife and the environment in the forerunners of what is now the Central Science Laboratory at York and then as a scientific administrator in both the food and agriculture sectors. He finished his career as Director General of ADAS and Chief Scientific Advisor to the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Since leaving the Ministry, he has been involved in a wide variety of activities, including becoming Honorary Secretary of the Institute of Biology and Chairman of the British Crop Production Council. He has also been a Director of Horticulture Research International and Visiting Professor of Agriculture and Horticulture at De Montfort University. He was Special Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Surrey on Local and Regional Affairs, with special interests in knowledge transfer, innovation, entrepreneurship, the funding of research and economic development between 1995 and 2008. He continues to have a special interest in agriculture and food and in the development of the rural economy.

He holds a DSc from the University of Durham, a DSc (Honoris causa) from De Montfort University and a DUniv (Honoris causa) from the University of Surrey.

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Ms Jenny Crighton

Jenny has over twenty years’ experience of working in the public sector and over fifteen years working at a senior level in national organisations.  She has broad ranging experience which includes over ten years of external audit (both financial and value for money audit) and a number of years leading and developing lobbying and communication strategies, developing corporate business strategies, and delivering national research programmes and policy development.  For the past three years she has worked as a public sector consultant advising on and facilitating the work of corporate strategies and evaluating the effectiveness of national programmes.  She is a strategic all-rounder with a strong awareness of the big policy and financial issues of the day and has a keen insight into tactics and positioning.  She is a qualified CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy) accountant.  Jenny joined the Board in August 2017.  

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Bishop Christopher Foster

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

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Christopher Foster
 

Mark Greenwood

Mark was born in Portsmouth and attended Portsmouth Northern Grammar School and Portsmouth Polytechnic, before gaining a Masters Degree from Cranfield University in conjunction with his graduate traineeship with Rolls-Royce.

Mark is an accomplished Executive, with role experience as a Chairman, CEO/VP, Non-Exec Director, Mentor/Business Doctor and Writer/Broadcaster. He has had significant success in Strategy Development, Acquisition Integration, P&L Turnaround, Change Management/ Business Process Improvement/Quality, Marketing and Sales Development and Operations.

Mark’s industry background spans Aerospace, Petrochemicals, Logistics, Automotive, FMCG, Retail, IT, Security, Media and Public & Voluntary Sectors, from start-ups to major multinationals.

Mark is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer (C Eng, Fellow IMechE) and a Chartered Director. He is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel & Development, and the Institute of Logistics. Mark is a Member of the Institute of Business Consulting & Audit Committee Institute.

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Jane Hoskins

Jane has over thirty years' experience in human resources, mainly in the public sector, with experience in councils, the police force and a national organisation representing the interests of all local government. She has worked at director level for the last eight years, contributing to the strategic management of national organisations and dealing with a wide range of organisational issues.

Jane now undertakes freelance HR consulting and looks to make good use of her skills and experience which makes a valuable contribution to the community. Jane has undertaken a number of projects for national public sector organisations and a job evaluation project for a university in London. Most recently, she undertook a six month interim role as Head of HR for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.

Jane has a strong public service ethos and welcomes the opportunity to make a contribution to the University of Portsmouth as a Governor.

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Baldev Laly

A working pharmacist and businessman running Lalys Pharmacy, the largest independent chain of pharmacies in Portsmouth.  Baldev joined the Board in August 2016.

Mr Laly was born in Nairobi, Kenya.  He is a working pharmacist and a businessman running Lalys Pharmacy, the largest independent chain of pharmacies in Portsmouth which employs around thirty staff, alongside a property letting business.  

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Anne Lambert

Anne is currently an Inquiry Chair at the Competition and Market Authority.  Previously she worked for 30 years in Government, specialising in public policy relating to the EU, and regulation. During her career she had two postings in Brussels culminating in five years as the UK's Deputy Permanent Representative to the EU. She was also Deputy Director General at Oftel, the UK telecoms regulator. More recently she worked for NATS (National Air Traffic Services, whose HQ is near Fareham) as Director of European and Government Affairs. 

Anne is an experienced non-executive, particularly in governance. Since 2009 she has been a Trustee of the Woodland Trust.  She is also a member of the European Performance Review Body which advises the European Commission on regulation of air traffic management.

Anne was born in Portsmouth and retains family links to the area.

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Mark Lemon

Mark has lived in Southsea since 1989, originally coming to the area with the Royal Navy in 1983. He left the Navy in 1994 having served as an engineer officer in several Portsmouth based ships and at the Royal Naval School of Marine Engineering in Gosport. His most interesting appointment however was a six-month tour as a United Nations military observer in Cambodia.

After joining the public-private partnership business of the Swedish construction company Skanska in 2005, his role as project director has taken him all over North and Latin America. Mark has enjoyed leading the development of public infrastructure projects ranging from hospitals in Chile to highways in Canada; in 2009 he managed the sale of shares in a power generation company in Brazil. As Vice President Risk Management, he works mainly in the USA, leading teams to develop and bid for large highway projects. Before joining Skanska, Mark spent ten years in the government operations division of a large US engineering and services company. Here he held several directorships in subsidiary companies and was a member of the regional executive team.

Mark was educated at Norwich School and he gained his Bachelor of Engineering Degree at the Royal Naval Engineering College in Plymouth. He is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors and holds their Diploma in Company Direction.

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Frances Morris-Jones

Experienced Board director and business leader with extensive knowledge of the international energy sector.  Frances joined the Board in March 2015 and is a member of Audit and Quality Committee.

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Paul Myers

Paul spent over thirty years in the oil industry as a Finance Professional. After gaining membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants his overseas postings took him to West Africa, Eastern Europe, East Africa and the Far East travelling widely in these roles.

During his career he became involved in managing diverse teams; business controls and integrity; boardroom discipline and accountability; cultural awareness; structured interviewing; and health and safety.

Over the past few years Paul has also been working as a volunteer in the local Citizens' Advice Bureau which involves helping clients with a cross-section of problems and issues. He is also involved with a small charity formed to assist NHS hospitals transport emergency blood and other associated products during the night hours.  Other charity work includes Independent Examiner of a Benevolent Association accounts.

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Mark Readman

Mark joined the Board in August 2010 and is Chair of Finance Committee. He has a BA (Economics) from Durham University and is a Chartered Management Accountant. He was employed from 1983 to 2010 at IBM United Kingdom Limited in multiple varied roles as a Finance Professional.

Previous roles include Operations Director, Global Technology Services, UK and Ireland, in which he led the operations function for 30% of IBM’s business in those countries. Major responsibilities included management system and governance, targets and budgets across all aspects of the business, marketing, controls and audit, commercial support to long term contracts, overhead reduction programmes, workforce capacity management and workforce strategy. Earlier, as Finance Director, Global Technology Services, UK, Ireland and South Africa, he led the finance function for 30% of IBM’s business in those countries. Major responsibilities included planning, budgeting, pricing, cost control, capital appraisal, contract management and corporate governance.

He is currently Senior Finance Director, Research and Development, Misys – based at Group headquarters in London.

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Margaret Scott

Margaret’s early career was spent in IBM with roles in marketing, technical support and personnel development, and she worked with clients in the international banking, oil, local government and manufacturing sectors.
Leaving IBM after seventeen years she became a non executive director and then chair of three NHS Trusts in Hampshire. She was an Appointments Commissioner and Vice Chair of the Appointments Commission between 2007 and 2012 where she had responsibility for NHS trusts in the south of England as well as several national organisations.

She was an independent board member and then Chair of Radian Group Ltd, a housing and care organisation which has over 20,000 homes in south central England. She is Vice Chair of Governors of The Portsmouth Grammar School and has also served as chair of governors of a maintained primary school. She is currently a lay member of South East Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group and a Public Appointments Assessor.

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David Willan

Currently Chairman of Circle Research, a marketing and strategy consultancy.  David joined the Board in February 2016.

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Professor Nairn Wilson

Nairn Wilson is honorary Professor of Dentistry at King's College London, where he was Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Dean and Head of College's internationally renowned Dental Institute (2001 and 2011), and Deputy Vice Principal (Health). Nairn's many other positions have included Dean of the University Dental Hospital of Manchester, Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Manchester, Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, President of the General Dental Council and Co-chair of the Forum of European Heads and Deans of Dental Schools. Amongst various other activities, Nairn continues to author and edit books on various aspects of dentistry, and to publish in a wide range of dental publications. He presently holds a number of positions, including Patron of the Dental Wellness Trust, President-elect of King's College London Alumni, Registrar of the UK Public Health Register, Professional Strategic Executive for the European Federation of Periodontology, and Trustee of the Oral and Dental Trust and British Dental Health Foundation.  Nairn played an important role in the creation of the Dental Academy of the University and continues to contribute to various innovations in dental education.

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Elected Staff Governors

Kathryn Land

Kathryn was elected Support Staff Governor in August 2016 and is a Regional Manager in the International Office. 

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Professor Mike Tipton

Mike joined the Board in August 2014 as an elected academic staff Governor. He joined the University from Surrey in 1999. In addition to his University positions, he was based at the Institute of Naval Medicine (INM) from 1983 to 2004 and was Consultant Head of the Environmental Medicine Division from 1996. He has spent 30 years working in the areas of thermoregulation, environmental and occupational physiology. He and his colleagues in the Extreme Environments Laboratory examine the physiological and psychological responses to adverse environments and the selection, preparation and protection of those who enter such environments. He is Director of Research for the Department of Sport and Exercise Science, and provides advice to a range of universities, government departments, industries, medical, search and rescue and media organisations.

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Academic Council Nominated Teaching Staff

Dr Karen Heard-Laureote

Karen joined the Board in August 2016 as a teaching staff Governor nominated by Academic Council. 

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Dr Jenny Walden

Jenny joined the Board in August 2016 as an Academic Council nominated teaching staff Governor.

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Student Governors

Lucy Cook

Lucy joined the Board in August 2017.  She is a member of Estate and Information Technology Committee and the Student and Governor Advisory Group.

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James Thompson

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Vice-Chancellor of the University – ex-officio

Professor Graham Galbraith

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

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