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Policies and documents

Governance

Policies and documents relating to the University's Board of Governors, committees and administration.

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

Articles of Association

YSJU Articles of Association_July2019 (PDF 0.2MB)

Board of Governors Statement of primary responsibilities

Statement of Primary Responsibilities 2021-22 (PDF, 83 kB)

Scheme of Delegation

Scheme of Delegation 2022-23 (PDF 0.3 MB)

Financial Regulations

A list of our finance policies is available on the Finance documents page.

Board of Governors Review of effectiveness

Governing Body effectiveness review statement May2018 (PDF 0.2MB)

Board of Governors - Committees

Confirmed minutes of Board of Governors meetings

2019 to 2020

GB minutes 2019-11-14 (PDF, 0.2MB)
GB minutes 2020-03-19 (PDF, 0.2 MB)
GB minutes 2020-07-09 (PDF, 0.3 MB)

2020 to 2021

GB minutes 2020-11-12 (PDF, 0.2 MB)
GB minutes 2020-07-15 (PDF, 0.3MB)
GB Minutes 2021-03-25 (PDF, 0.3 MB)
GB Minutes 2021-04-29 (PDF, 86.6 kB)

2021 to 2022

GB minutes 2021-11-11 (docx, 99.1 kB)
GB minutes 2022-03-23 (docx, 75.5 kB)

Meetings 2022-23

Board of Governors Committee schedule (PDF, 128.7 kB)

Constitution and Terms of Reference

Audit Committee - Constitution and Terms of Reference 2021-22 (PDF, 0.1MB)

Membership

Members

Jennifer Adams (Chair)
Rt Revd Paul Ferguson
Professor Graham Henderson CBE DL
Ian Wallace

Co-opted members

Joanne Evans

Executive Officer

Pro Vice Chancellor: Governance and Student Life, Dr Amanda Wilcox

Constitution and Terms of Reference

Finance and Capital Development Constitution and ToR 2021-22 (PDF, 0.2MB)

Membership

Members

Neil Braithwaite (Chair)
Cath Clelland MBE
Russell Davidson
Mark Fordyce 
Julia Unwin DBE

Co-opted members

Peter Baren
Craig Colton
Ann Allen MBE

Non-voting members

Staff Governor, Vacancy
Student Governor, Jamie Andrews

Executive Officer

Chief Operating Officer, Rob Hickey

Constitution and Terms of Reference

Foundation Committee - Constitution and Terms of Reference 2021-22 (PDF, 0.1MB)

Membership

Members

Rt Revd Richard Frith (Chair)
Julia Unwin DBE

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
Nominated Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor Rob Mortimer
Member of University leadership team, Dr Richard Bourne
Member of University leadership team, Vacancy
Chaplain, Revd Jane Speck
University's Equality and Diversity Adviser, Marije Davidson BEM
Staff representative, Dr Ernestine Gheyoh Ndzi

Student representatives

SU President, Jamie Andrews
SU President Wellbeing and Diversity, Christian Smith

Faith Advisors

Dr Avijit Datta
Suki Matharu

Co-opted member

Judith Hewitt

Executive Officer

Pro Vice Chancellor: Governance and Student Life, Dr Amanda Wilcox

Constitution and Terms of Reference

Governance and Nominations Committee - Constitution and ToR 2021-22 (PDF, 0.1MB)

Membership

Members

Chair of Board of Governors, Julia Unwin DBE
Deputy Chair of Board of Governors and Chair of People Committee, Maggie Pavlou
Chair Audit Committee, Jennifer Adams
Chair Foundation Committee, Rt Revd Richard Frith
Chair Finance and Capital Development Committee, Neil Braithwaite
Vice Chancellor, Professor Karen Bryan OBE
Staff Governor, Vacancy
Student Governor, Jamie Andrews
Staff member, Vacant

Executive Officer

Pro Vice Chancellor: Governance and Student Life, Dr Amanda Wilcox

Constitution and Terms of Reference

People Committee Constitution and Terms of Reference 2021-22 (PDF, 0.1MB)

Membership

Members

Maggie Pavlou (Chair)
Mohammed Ali OBE
Cath Clelland MBE
Vice Chancellor, Professor Karen Bryan OBE
Chair of Board of Governors, Julia Unwin DBE
A Students' Union President, Jamie Andrews
Chief Operating Officer, Rob Hickey
Director of Human Resources, Sally Marlow
Director of Student Life, Debbi Boden-Angell

Co-opted members

Alison Davies
Andy Falconer

Executive Officer

Pro Vice Chancellor: Governance and Student Life, Dr Amanda Wilcox

Documents

Remuneration Committee (VC) - Constitution and ToR 2021-22 (PDF, 0.2MB)
Framework for Decision Making (PDF, 0.2MB)

Membership

Members

Chair of Remuneration Committee and Chair of Finance and Capital Development Committee, Neil Braithwaite
Chair of Board of Governors, Julia Unwin DBE
Chair of Audit Committee, Jennifer Adams
Deputy Chair of Board of Governors and Chair of People Committee, Maggie Pavlou

Co-opted member

Ed Pritchard

Executive Officer

Pro Vice Chancellor: Governance and Student Life, Dr Amanda Wilcox

Documents

Remuneration Committee (SLT) - Constitution and ToR 2021-22 (PDF, 0.2MB)
Framework for Decision Making (PDF, 0.2MB)

Membership

Members

Chair of Remuneration Committee and Chair of Finance and Capital Development Committee, Neil Braithwaite
Chair of Board of Governors, Julia Unwin DBE
Chair of Audit Committee, Jennifer Adams
Deputy Chair of Board of Governors and Chair of People Committee, Maggie Pavlou
Vice Chancellor, Professor Karen Bryan OBE

Co-opted member

Ed Pritchard

Executive Officer

Pro Vice Chancellor: Governance and Student Life, Dr Amanda Wilcox

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