Governance & Charitable Status

York St John University is a company limited by guarantee (Company Number: 4498683) and exempt charity.

Its registered address is:

Lord Mayor’s Walk, York, YO31 7EX

If you would like to contact the Governing Body please email the University Secretary, Alison Kennell.

Expressions of interest from individuals wishing to become members of the Governing Body are always welcome: Governor Appointments.

York St John University Governing Body, October 2016The Governing Body

The Governing Body has collective responsibility for oversight of the University’s activities. It has adopted a Statement of Primary Responsibilities (PDF 97.2KB) as recommended in the Higher Education Code of Governance.

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

Governing Body 2016 - 2017

Ann Green, CBE, Chairman of the York St John University Governing Body

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, member of Governing Body

Jon Hammond Booth

Governor, Chair People Committee


Rt Revd Dr Tom Butler

Governor, Chair of the Foundation Committee

George Coombs

Governor, SU President

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Russell Davidson


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Dr Rob Edgar

Governor, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

Richard France, Governor

Richard France

Governor, Chair of the Finance and Capital Development Committee

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Steve Milner (Deputy Chairman)

Governor, Deputy Chairman, Chair of the Audit Committee, Chair Remuneration Committee

Maggie Pavlou, Governor

Maggie Pavlou


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Professor Karen Stanton (Vice Chancellor)

Governor, Vice Chancellor

Ian Wallace, Governor

Ian Wallace