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Universities UK Board


The 24-person Board is elected by our members. It includes the president, vice-presidents for Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland; the treasurer and the chairs of the Policy Networks, six elected members and six Presidential appointed members to serve on the Board.

The Board is our main decision-making body and meets five times a year. It focuses on UK-wide issues and those issues in the constituent nations of the UK that have UK-wide implications or interest.

Current Board members​

Universities UK President and Chair                    

Professor ​Julia Buckingham CBE, Brunel University                                  to 31 July 2021

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Vice-presidents

Professor Patrick Nixon – Ulster, England and Northern Ireland                to 31 July 2021

Professor Andrea Nolan OBE – Scotland                                                   to 31 July 2020

Professor Julie Lydon OBE – Wales                                                    to 31 July 2021

 

Treasurer

Professor Paul Layzell, Royal Holloway, University of London                  to 31 July 2020

 

Elected members

Professor Chris Day, Newcastle University                                                         to 31 July 2021

Professor Sir Chris Husbands, Sheffield Hallam University                                to 31 July 2022

Professor Edward Peck, Nottingham Trent University                                         to 31 July 2022

Professor Sally Mapstone, University of St Andrews                                           to 31 July 2022

Mr Bill Rammell, University of Bedfordshire                                                         to 31 July 2021

Professor Rama Thirunamachandran, Canterbury Christ Church University       to 31 July 2022

Elected Policy Network Chairs

​Professor David Phoenix OBE – Funding                                                  to 31 July 2021

Professor Alistair Fitt – Health Education and Research                           to 31 July 2020

Professor Quintin McKellar CBE – Innovation and Growth                        to 31 July 2021​

Professor Sir Steve Smith – International                                                  to 31 July 2020

Professor Graham Galbraith – Longer Term Strategy                               to 31 July 2021

Professor Paul Boyle CBE – Research                                                      to 31 July 2020

Professor Debra Humphris – Student                                                        to 31 July 2021​​

Members appointed by the Board

Baroness Valerie Amos CH, SOAS, University of London                         to 31 July 2022

Sir Nigel Carrington, University of the Arts London                                    to 31 July 2022

Professor Dame Janet Beer, University of Liverpool                                  to 31 July 2022

Professor Jenny Higham, St George's, University of London                     to 31 July 2022

Professor Adam Tickell, University of Sussex                                             to 31 July 2022

Professor Shearer West, University of Nottingham                               to 31 July 2022

Professor Geoff Layer

Professor Dame Janet Beer

Former Universities UK President

Alistair Jarvis

Alistair Jarvis

Chief Executive
Universities UK

Nicky Old

Nicky Old

Director, Communications and External Relations
Universities UK

Chris Hale

Chris Hale

Director of Policy
Universities UK

Vivienne Stern

Vivienne Stern

Director
Universities UK International

Amanda Wilkinson

Amanda Wilkinson

Director, Universities Wales
Universities Wales