Governing Body

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​Cardiff Metropolitan University’s constitution has been​ drawn up under the Education Reform Act 1988 (as amended) which provides for the appointment of a Board of Governors with responsibility for the educational character and mission of the Institute and oversight of its activities. ​​​​​​​​​​​​

The Board of Governors has a​ duty to govern Cardiff Met​​​ropolitan University so as to achieve and develop its primary objectives of teaching, learning and research, and related activities. It is the Board’s function to consider and approve Cardiff Metropolitan University’s strategic plan, which sets Cardiff Metropolitan University’s  academic aims and objectives, and to oversee the financial, physical and staffing strategies necessary to achieve it.

Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Nominations Committee is always interested to hear from members of the public who have an interest in university governance.  Details of the work of the Board of Governors and opportunities for membership may be obtained from the Secretary & ​Clerk to the Governors (contact details below).

​Independent Governors 

Ilora Finlay, Baroness Finlay of Llandaff (Chair), Welsh doctor, Professor of palliative medicine, and an Independent Crossbench member of the House of Lords

​Mrs Sian Goodson (Co Vice-Chair), Managing Director, Goodson Thomas Ltd

Mr Nick Capaldi (Co Vice-Chair), Chief Executive, Arts Council of Wales

Ms N Amery, Former Operations Director, Spire Healthcare

Mr U Hussain MBE (Chair of Audit Committee), Chief Finance Officer, South Wales Police

Dr Chris Turner, Former Academic Registrar and Director of Governance and Compliance, Cardiff University

Professor Kelechi Nnoaham, Executive Director of Public Health, Cwm Taf University Health Board

Mr Scott Waddington, Former Chief Executive, S.A. Brain

Mr David Warrender, Chief Executive and Founder of Innovation Point

President and​​ Vice-Chancellor​

Professor Cara Aitchison

Academic Board Governor 

Dr Katie Thirlaway (Deputy Dean, Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences)

Student Governors 

Miss Amy Fox ​(Students' Union President)

Miss Keira Davies (Students' Union Vice President)

Co-opted Governors 

Denn Yearwood, Project Manager, Business Improvement Services (Professional Services Staff Governor)

Dr. S Jackson, Former Director of Quality Assurance QAA

​Dr M James, Senior Lecturer, Cardiff School of Management (academic staff)

Mr G Davies, Chair of the Welsh Rugby Union Board

External Co-opted Members of the Audit Committee 

Mr A Piper, Former Bank of England Agent in Wales

Ms L Winstone, Head of Internal Audit, Office of National Statistics

Interim University Secretary & Clerk to the Governors / Ysgrifennydd y Brifysgol a Chlerc i'r Llywodraethwyr Dros Dro

Dr Jenny Rees

Western Avenue, Cardiff CF5 2YB

Telephone: 029 2020 5692

e-mail: JLRees@cardiffmet.ac.uk  

​​Minutes - Academic Year 2010-2011

Minutes - Academic Year 2011-2012

Minutes - Academic Year 2012-2013

Minutes - Academic Year 2013-2014​

Minutes - Academic Year 2014-2015​

Minutes - Academic Year 2015-2016​

Minutes - Academic Year 2016-2017

Minutes - Academic Year 2017-2018

Minutes - Academic Year 2018-2019