University Executive Board

The University Executive Board is the principal management and executive decision-making group of the University.

Responsibilities and terms of reference

The University Executive Board reports to the Board of Trustees and Senate. It acts as a guiding coalition for the Vice-Chancellor, providing advice and challenge on decisions that are required to execute the vision and strategy of the University.

The University Executive Board advises on:

  • the development and implementation of strategy, operational plans, key policies and procedures, and budgets
  • academic, operational and financial performance
  • the management of risk
  • the prioritisation and allocation of resources
  • the external environment and the impact of any changes on the University.

Membership

The University Executive Board has 24 members.

  • Professor Hugh Brady, Vice-Chancellor and President (Chair)
  • Professor Judith Squires, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost
  • Professor Tansy Jessop, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education
  • Appointment in progress, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement
  • Professor John Iredale, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Health and Life Sciences
  • Professor Phil Taylor, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise
  • Professor Sarah Purdy, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience
  • Robert Kerse, Chief Operating Officer
  • Lucinda Parr, Registrar and University Secretary
  • Professor Karla Pollmann, Dean of Arts
  • Professor Ian Bond, Dean of Engineering
  • Professor Jane Norman, Dean of Health Sciences
  • Professor Jeremy Tavare, Dean of Life Sciences
  • Professor Jens Marklof, Dean of Science
  • Professor Simon Tormey, Dean of Social Sciences and Law
  • Mick Axtell, Chief Financial Services Officer
  • Keith Woolley, Chief Information Officer
  • Claire, Buchanan, Chief People Officer
  • Barra Mac Ruairi, Chief Property Officer
  • Andrew Monk, Director of Development and Alumni Relations
  • Alicia O'Grady, Executive Director of External Relations
  • Steve Chadwick, Director of Planning, Strategy and Change
  • Paula Coonerty, Executive Director for Education and Student Experience and Academic Registrar
  • Jon Hunt, Executive Director, Research and Enterprise

When board members are unable to attend a board meeting they can send another member of University staff on their behalf.

Committee secretary

Meeting dates and paper submission deadlines 2021/22

  • Monday 13 September 2021, 10am
    (Paper deadline 8 September 2021, midday)
  • Monday 20 September 2021, 10am
    (Paper deadline 15 September 2021, midday)
  • Monday 27 September 2021, 10am
    (Paper deadline 22 September 2021, midday)
  • Monday 11 October 2021, 10am
    (Paper deadline 6 October 2021, midday)
  • Monday 18 October 2021, 10am
    (Paper deadline 13 October 2021, midday)
  • Monday 25 October 2021, 10am
    (Paper deadline 20 October 2021, midday)
  • Monday 1 November 2021, 10am
    (Paper deadline 27 October 2021, midday)
  • Monday 8 November 2021, 10am
    (Paper deadline 3 November 2021, midday)
  • Monday 22 November 2021, 10am
    (Paper deadline 17 November 2021, midday)
  • Monday 29 November 2021, 10am
    (Paper deadline 24 November 2021, midday)
  • Monday 6 December 2021, 10am
    (Paper deadline 1 December 2021, midday)
  • Monday 13 December 2021, 10am
    (Paper deadline 8 December 2021, midday)
  • Monday 20 December 2021, 10am
    (Paper deadline 15 December 2021, midday)
  • Monday 10 January 2022, 10am
    (Paper deadline 5 January 2022, midday)
  • Monday 17 January 2022, 10am
    (Paper deadline 12 January 2022, midday)
  • Monday 24 January 2022, 10am
    (Paper deadline 19 January 2022, midday)
  • Monday 31 January 2022, 10am
    (Paper deadline 26 January 2022, midday)
  • Monday 14 February 2022, 10am
    (Paper deadline 9 February 2022, midday)
  • Monday 21 February 2022, 10am
    (Paper deadline 16 February 2022, midday)
  • Monday 28 February 2022, 10am
    (Paper deadline 23 February 2022, midday)
  • Monday 7 March 2022, 10am
    (Paper deadline 2 March 2022, midday)
  • Monday 14 March 2022, 10am
    (Paper deadline 9 March 2022, midday)
  • Monday 21 March 2022, 10am
    (Paper deadline 16 March 2022, midday)
  • Monday 4 April 2022, 10am
    (Paper deadline 30 March 2022, midday)
  • Monday 11 April 2022, 10am
    (Paper deadline 6 April 2022, midday)
  • Monday 25 April 2022, 10am
    (Paper deadline 20 April 2022, midday)
  • Monday 9 May 2022, 10am
    (Paper deadline 4 May 2022, midday)
  • Monday 16 May 2022, 10am
    (Paper deadline 11 May 2022, midday)
  • Monday 30 May 2022, 10am
    (Paper deadline 25 May 2022, midday)
  • Monday 6 June 2022, 10am
    (Paper deadline 31 May 2022, midday)
  • Monday 13 June 2022, 10am
    (Paper deadline 8 June 2022, midday)
  • Monday 20 June 2022, 10am
    (Paper deadline 15 June 2022, midday)
  • Monday 27 June 2022, 10am
    (Paper deadline 15 June 2022, midday)
  • Monday 11 July 2022, 10am
    (Paper deadline 6 July 2022, midday)
  • Monday 18 July 2022, 10am
    (Paper deadline 13 July 2022, midday)
  • Monday 25 July 2022, 10am
    (Paper deadline 20 July 2022, midday)
  • Monday 1 August 2022, 10am
    (Paper deadline 27 July 2022, midday)

Meeting summaries

The meeting summaries of previous University Executive Board meetings are available to download (University of Bristol access only).

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