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Governance Strategic Advisory Group

Specifically focused on contributing to good governance of the sector particularly providing scrutiny to Advance HE’s priority plans for governance.

The members of the Governance Strategic Advisory Group are listed below.

Would you like to join this group?

There are currently two vacancies on the Governance Strategic Advisory Group – one for a governor from member institutions with corporate, health or charity governance expertise/experience (ideally being a Chair or member of Audit Committee) and another for an active or recent student governor.

Advance HE is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We are also committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture; for instance, through our Race Action Group. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in our sector and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. We are particularly keen to receive applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic people.

If you are interested in being considered for either of these roles, please send a CV and covering letter to

Group members

Janet Legrand KC (Hon)

Senior Lay Member of Court
University of Edinburgh
Also, Chair of the Board of the Children’s Society

Lucinda Parr - Registrar and University Secretary, University of Bristol

Chris Costigan - University Secretary/Chief Compliance Officer, Ravensbourne University

Michael Queen - Chair of Council, University of Surrey

Neil Goulden - Chair of the Board of Governors, Nottingham Trent University

Aidan Grills - Chief Executive, Leeds University Union 

Graham Fice - Governor Vice-Chair of the Board, South Devon Further Education College

Paul Ratcliffe - Chief Operating Officer, St George’s University London

Moss Garde - Registrar, St Patrick's Pontificial College, Maynooth

Adrienne Scullion - Pro Vice Chancellor  /  Lay Member of Court, Queen's University of Belfast  / Edinburgh Napier University

Martin Cullen - Managing Director / Council Member, Rockstar Promotions / University of Leicester

Dr Adeela ahmed Shafi - Associate Professor of Education, University of Gloucestershire

Melody Stephen - General Secretary of the Student Union, University of Manchester Students' Union

Miguel Gonzales-Valdes Tejero - Education Officer, University of Manchester Students' Union

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Terms of Reference

The Governance Strategic Advisory Group Terms of Reference and the relevant person specification is provided below.

Terms of Reference

Governance Strategic Advisory Group Terms of Reference