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Nominations Committee

Terms of reference

  • To make recommendations to Council in respect of appointment to the following offices: The Chancellor, The Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, The Vice-Chair of Council and The Treasurer
  • To make recommendations on the overall size and composition of the Council’s membership;
  • To make recommendations to Council in respect of the appointment of Chairs’ of Council committees;
  • To make recommendations to the Council for the appointment of lay members of Council;
  • To keep under review the periods of membership of lay members of Council and make recommendations to Council for the renewal or non-renewal of appointments.
  • To seek nominations for new lay members of the Council and to keep under review the processes for the recruitment of Council members, ensuring equality and diversity within governance;
  • To keep under review the membership of committees and other bodies to which Council appoints members and to appoint members to vacancies;
  • To keep under review the skills and expertise required on Council and its sub-committees with due regard for succession planning;
  • To keep under review the appointment of co-opted members to committees or other bodies to which Council appoints members and to recommend to Council the appointment of members to vacancies;
  • To keep under review processes for induction, continuing development and review of lay members of Council.

Constitution and Membership

Ex-officio

Chair of Council  (Chair), Baroness Rebuck

Vice-Chancellor, Dr Paul Thompson

Treasurer and Vice-Chair of Council, Caragh Merrick

Lay Council member

One lay member of Council, appointed by the Council

Ed Williams

Quorum: Three members

Frequency of meetings:  Not less than twice per year