Governance and charitable status

York St John University is a company limited by guarantee (Company Number: 4498683), and an exempt charity.  The University's registered address is: Lord Mayor’s Walk, York, YO31 7EX.  The University is registered as a higher education provider with the Office for Students.

Key documents

Articles of Association

Financial Statements

 Governing Body

The Governing Body

The Governing Body has collective responsibility for oversight of the University’s activities. It has adopted a Statement of Primary Responsibilities 2019-20 (PDF 101.6 KB).  The Statement is aligned with the Higher Education Code of Governance and the registration conditions specified by the Office for Students (OfS).  Expressions of interest from individuals wishing to become members of the Governing Body are always welcome: Governor Appointments.

Information about Governing Body Committees, membership and meeting dates is available on the Committee page of the website.


If you would like to contact the Governing Body please email the University Secretary, Dr Amanda Wilcox.

Governing Body 2019-20

Ann Green CBE, Chairman

Ann Margaret Green CBE (Chairman)

Chairman of the Governing Body; Chair of Governance and Nominations Committee

Mohammed Ali Governor

Mohammed Ali OBE


Jon Hammond Booth DL

Jon Hammond Booth DL

Governor, Chair People Committee


The Right Reverend Dr Tom Butler

Governor, Chair of the Foundation Committee

Russell Davidson, Governor

Russell Davidson


Dr Rob Edgar, Governor

Dr Rob Edgar

Governor, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

Richard France, Governor, Chair Finance and Capital Development Committee

Richard France

Governor, Chair of the Finance and Capital Development Committee

photo of Tim Holmes, SU President, Student governor

Tim Holmes

Student Governor

picture of Steve Milner, Governor

Steve Milner (Deputy Chairman)

Governor, Deputy Chairman, Chair of the Audit Committee

Maggie Pavlou

Maggie Pavlou


Ian Wallace, Governor

Ian Wallace


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