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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 16 members of the Board of Governors.

  • Eleven independent members
  • One co-opted member
  • One academic nominee
  • One non-teaching staff nominee
  • One student nominee
  • The Vice-Chancellor

Register of Interests

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

    SelfPutney Plaza Management Company LimitedDirector
    NamePerson concernedName of organisation involvedNature of involvement
    Dr Ali Athab Al-Kinani  Self Nil return Nil return
    Mr Stephan Burow  Self Putney Plaza Management Company Limited Director
     Self SCA Investments Limited Vice-President Finance
    Ms Gill Hall  Self  Tarapatha Director
    Self Catalysm Ltd Director
    Ms Jane Hargreaves Self Metropolitan Police Service Volunteer
    Mr Dirk Kahl Self SBG EBS Beteiligungs-GmbH, Neckaraulm (Germany) Director
    Mr Peter Mayhew-Smith       Self Collab Group Director
    Self Creative Youth Director
    Self Kingston First Ltd Director
    Self Kingston Educational Trust Director/Trustee
    Self Kingston and Sutton Educational Partnership Director
    Self South Thames Colleges Group Governor & CEO
    Self Kingston College of Further Education Charitable Trust 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
    Mr Sarim Syed Self Union of Kingston Students  Trustee
    Mr Mick Williams   Self CAYSH Chair of Trustees
    Self CAYSH Enterprise CIC Director
    Self Elmsdale Ltd Owner

  • 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:

2021/22 Board of Governors and Sub-Committee dates

September 2021

  • Wednesday 22 September, 9–10:30am, Nominations and Governance Committee
  • Wednesday 29 September, 9am–5pm, Board of Governors

October 2021

  • Friday 15 October, 9–11am, Audit & Risk Assurance Committee

November 2021

  • Wednesday 3 November, 9–11am, Academic Governance Committee
  • Wednesday 10 November, 9am–12 noon, Audit & Risk Assurance Committee
  • Tuesday 16 November, 9–11am, Remuneration Committee
  • Wednesday 17 November, 9–11am, Finance Committee
  • Wednesday 24 November, 9am–12 noon, Board of Governors

January 2022

  • Tuesday 25 January, 11am–12 noon, Remuneration Committee

February 2022

  • Wednesday 23 February, 9–10am, Finance Committee

March 2022

  • Wednesday 2 March, 9–11am, Academic Governance Committee
  • Wednesday 9 March, 9–11am, Audit & Risk Assurance Committee
  • Wednesday 23 March, 9am–12 noon, Board of Governors

April 2022

  • Wednesday 27 April, 9–11am, Finance Committee

May 2022

  • Wednesday 11 May, 9am–12noon, Board of Governors
  • Tuesday 17 May, 9–11am, Remuneration Committee
  • Monday 23 May, 9–11am, Nominations & Governance Committee

June 2022

  • Wednesday 8 June, 9–11am, Audit & Risk Assurance Committee
  • Wednesday 15 June, 9–11am, Finance Committee
  • Wednesday 22 June, 9–11am, Academic Governance Committee
  • Wednesday 29 June, 3–6pm, Board of Governors

Contact us

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Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000