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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.

Board members are expected to act in accordance with an agreed Code of Conduct which includes abiding by the seven principles of public life as identified in the Government's Nolan Report: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty and Leadership.

The Board is supported by the University Clerk, Andrew Boggs, and the Corporate Governance and Committees Unit.

Governing documents

Who is on the Board?

There are 15 members of the Board of Governors.

  • 10 independent members
  • One co-opted member
  • One academic nominee
  • One non-teaching staff nominee
  • One student nominee (nomination pending)
  • The Vice-Chancellor

Register of Interests

  • Board members Register of Interests 2021/22
  • Kingston University Register of Interests – Board of Governors


    NamePerson concernedName of organisation involvedNature of involvement
    Mr Stephan Burow  Self Putney Plaza Management Company Limited Director
     Self SCA Investments Limited Vice-President Finance
    Ms Jane Hargreaves Self Metropolitan Police Service Volunteer
    Mr Dirk Kahl Self SBG EBS Beteiligungs-GmbH, Neckaraulm (Germany) Director
    Miss Caroline Mawhood Self Institute for Fiscal Studies Director
    Self WG Promotions Limited Director
    Self Wimbledon Guild of Social Welfare Director
    Self Kingston University Services Company Limited Director
    Mrs Alison Osborne Self Nil return Nil return
    Mr Bimal Patel  Self North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust Chief Finance Officer
     Self Greenside Court Management Limited Director
    Mr Andrew Pearce Self Nil return Nil return
    Mr Francis Small       Self 1 Spatial PLC Director
    Self British Business Investments Limited Chairman
    Self Glaziers Foundation Limited Director & Trustee
    Self Wimbledon Heights Residents Company Limited Director
    Self FJS Consultancy Limited Director
    Self Quixant PLC Director/Chair of Board
    Mr Tom Smyth   Self Rothschild and Co Employee, Executive Vice Chairman
     Self Clarion Housing Group Non-Executive Director & Shareholder
    Professor Steven Spier   Self University Alliance Director, Treasurer & Board Member
    Self Humanoove Director
    Self Rose Bruford College Board Member
    Self The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Honorary Fellow
    Self Bund Deutschen Architekten (BDA) Honorary Fellow
    Self Royal Society of Arts Fellow

  • University Clerk Register of Interests 2021/22
  • Kingston University Register of Interests – University Clerk

    NamePerson concernedName of organisation involvedNature of involvement
    Mr Andrew Boggs Self Bader International Study Centre Queen's University (Canada) Trustee
    Self Kingston University Services Company Ltd Director and Chair

Board meetings

View the Board of Governor's Terms of reference (PDF) and the minutes of the Board of Governor's meetings.

How does the Board make decisions?

The Board acts on its own and through its five committees, each of which includes at least three Board members:

2022/23 Board of Governors and Sub-Committee dates

September 2022

  • Wednesday 21 September, 9–11am, Nominations and Governance Committee
  • Thursday 29 September, 9am–5pm, Board of Governors

October 2022

  • Wednesday 12 October, 9–11am, Audit & Risk Assurance Committee

November 2022

  • Wednesday 2 November, 9–11am, Academic Governance Committee
  • Tuesday 8 November, 9-11am, Remuneration Committee
  • Monday 14 November, 9am–12 noon, Audit & Risk Assurance Committee
  • Monday 21 November, 9–11am, Finance Committee
  • Monday 28 November, 9am–12 noon, Board of Governors

February 2023

  • Wednesday 8 February, 9–11am, Remuneration Committee
  • Wednesday 22 February, 9–11am, Finance Committee

March 2023

  • Wednesday 8 March, 9–11am, Audit & Risk Assurance Committee
  • Wednesday 15 March, 9–11am, Academic Governance Committee
  • Wednesday 22 March, 9am–12 noon, Board of Governors

May 2023

  • Wednesday 3 May, 9–11am, Finance Committee
  • Wednesday 10 May, 9am–12noon, Board of Governors
  • Wednesday 17 May, 9–11am, Remuneration Committee
  • Wednesday 24 May, 9–11am, Nominations & Governance Committee

June 2023

  • Wednesday 7 June, 9–11am, Academic Governance Committee
  • Wednesday 14 June, 9–11am, Finance Committee
  • Monday 19 June, 9–11am, Audit and Risk Assurance Committee
  • Wednesday 28 June, 3–6pm, Board of Governors

Contact us

Kingston University
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000