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Policies and documents

Governance

Policies and documents relating to the University's Governing Body, committees and administration.

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

Governing Body Membership

The full list of Governing Body members, with brief profiles, is available on the Our structure and governance page.

Articles of Association

YSJU Articles of Association_July2019 (PDF 0.2MB)

Governing Body Statement of primary responsibilities

Statement of Primary Responsibilities 2019-20 (PDF 101.6 KB)

Governing Body Review of effectiveness

Governing Body effectiveness review statement May2018 (PDF 0.2MB)

Governing body meeting dates

Meeting dates 2020 to 2021

Thursday 12 November 2020
Thursday 25 March 2021
Thursday 15 July 2021 

Confirmed minutes of Governing Body meetings

2017 to 2018

GB minutes 2017-10-06 (PDF 0.1MB)
GB minutes 2017-11-23 (PDF 0.2MB)
GB minutes 2018-03-22 (PDF 280.1kB)
GB minutes 2018-04-27 (PDF 89kB)

2018 to 2019

GB minutes 2018-10-05 (PDF 101.3 kB)
GB minutes 2018-11-15 (PDF 0.2MB)
GB minutes 2019-03-21 (PDF 0.2MB)
GB minutes 2019-07-30 (PDF 0.2 MB)

2019 to 2020

GB minutes 2019-11-14 (PDF 0.2MB)
GB minutes 2020-03-19 (PDF, 0.2 MB)

Terms of reference 2019 to 2020

Audit Committee ToR 2019-20 (PDF 0.1 MB)

Membership

Members

Steve Milner (Chair)
Rt Revd Dr Tom Butler
Professor Graham Henderson CBE DL
Ian Wallace

Co-opted members

Joanne Evans

Executive Officer

University Secretary, Dr Amanda Wilcox

Meeting dates 2020 to 2021

Friday 25 September 2020
Friday 23 October 2020
Friday 22 January 2021
Friday 5 February 2021
Friday 11 June 2021

Terms of reference 2019 to 2020

F&CD ToR 2019-20 (PDF 0.1 MB)

Membership

Members

Richard France (Chair)
Cath Clelland MBE
Russell Davidson
Rt Revd Paul Ferguson
Mark Fordyce 
Julia Unwin DBE
Vice Chancellor, Professor Karen Bryan OBE

Co-opted members

Peter Baren
Craig Colton

Non-voting members

Staff Governor, Dr Robert Edgar
Student Governor, Jamie Andrews

Executive Officer

Chief Operating Officer, Rob Hickey

Meeting dates 2020 to 2021

Wednesday 14 October 2020
Wednesday 24 February 2021
Wednesday 16 June 2021

Terms of reference 2019 to 2020

Foundation Committee ToR 2019-20 (PDF 0.1 MB)

Membership

Members

Rt Revd Dr Tom Butler (Chair)
Julia Unwin DBE
Vacancy (Governor)

Rt Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley (Diocese of Leeds)
Revd Dr Hayley Matthews (Diocese of Leeds)
Rt Revd Paul Ferguson (Diocese of York)
Rt Revd Dr Jonathan Frost (Diocese of York)

Vice Chancellor, Professor Karen Bryan OBE
Representative of Academic Leadership Team, Dr Richard Bourne
Representative of Professional Services Leadership Team, tbc
Chaplain, Revd Jane Speck
Elected staff member (vacant)

Student representatives

SU President, Jamie Andrews
SU President Wellbeing and Diversity, Emma Palmer

Faith Advisors

Dr Avijit Datta
Suki Matharu

Co-opted member

Judith Hewitt

Executive Officer

University Secretary, Dr Amanda Wilcox

Meeting dates 2020 to 2021

Monday 5 October 2020
Monday 17 May 2021

Terms of reference 2019 to 2020

GNC ToR 2019-20 (PDF 0.1 MB)

Membership

Membership

Chair of Governing Body, Julia Unwin DBE 
Chair Audit Committee, Steve Milner
Chair Foundation Committee, Rt Revd Dr Tom Butler
Chair Finance and Capital Development Committee, Richard France
Chair People Committee, Jon Hammond Booth DL
Vice Chancellor, Professor Karen Bryan OBE
Staff Governor, Dr Rob Edgar
Student Governor, Jamie Andrews
Staff member, Jim Irving

Executive Officer

University Secretary, Dr Amanda Wilcox

Meeting dates 2020 to 2021

Wednesday 16 September 2020
Monday 1 February 2021
Wednesday 9 June 2021

Terms of reference 2019 to 2020

People Committee ToR 2019-20 (PDF 0.1 MB)

Membership

Jon Hammond Booth DL (Chair)
Mohammed Ali OBE
Cath Clelland MBE
Maggie Pavlou
Vice Chancellor, Professor Karen Bryan OBE
Chair of Governing Body, Julia Unwin DBE
A Students' Union President, Jamie Andrews

In attendance

Director Human Resources, Sally Marlow

Co-opted member

Andy Falconer

Executive Officer

University Secretary, Dr Amanda Wilcox

Meeting dates 2020 to 2021

Tuesday 6 October 2020
Wednesday 10 February 2021
Tuesday 25 May 2021

Documents

Remuneration Committee VC ToR 2019-20 (PDF 0.1 MB)
 
Framework for Decision Making (PDF 0.4MB)

Membership

Chair of Governing Body, Julia Unwin DBE
Chair of Audit Committee, Steve Milner (Chair)
Chair of Finance and Capital Development Committee, Richard France
Chair of People Committee, Jon Hammond Booth DL

Co-opted member

Ed Pritchard

Executive Officer

Director Human Resources, Sally Marlow

Meeting dates 2020 to 2021

Tuesday 9 March 2021
Tuesday 22 June 2021

Documents

RemCo SLT ToR 2019-20 (PDF 0.2 MB)

Framework for Decision Making (PDF 0.4MB)

Membership

Chair of Governing Body, Julia Unwin DBE
Chair of Audit Committee, Steve Milner (Chair)
Chair of Finance and Capital Development Committee, Richard France
Chair of People Committee, Jon Hammond Booth DL
Vice Chancellor, Professor Karen Bryan OBE

Co-opted member

Ed Pritchard

Executive Officer

Director Human Resources, Sally Marlow

Meeting dates 2020 to 2021

Tuesday 9 March 2021
Tuesday 22 June 2021

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