Kingston University Board of Governors
The Board of Governors is responsible for the strategic direction of the University, including:
- determining its educational character and mission;
- overseeing its financial viability; and
- making key policy decisions about the running of the University.
The Vice-Chancellor and his team then implement these decisions.
The details of the Board's work are set out in its Statement of Primary Responsibilities. It is supported by the University Secretary's Office.
Who is on the Board?
There are 24 members of the Board of Governors:
- 16 independent members;
- four co-opted members;
- two academic nominees;
- one student nominee; and
- the Vice-Chancellor.
How does the Board make decisions?
The Board acts on its own and through its six committees, each of which includes at least three Board members:
- Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (PDF)
- People and Renumeration Committee (PDF)
- Infrastructure Committee (PDF)
- Finance Committee (PDF)
- Nominations and Governance Commitee (PDF)
Read more by downloading the board and committee structure (PDF).
How does the Board act?
The University expects its Board to abide by the seven principles of public life as identified in the Government's Nolan Report:
Find out more by reading the Board's general principles (PDF).