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Cardiff Met appoints Baroness Finlay of Llandaff as Chair of the Board of Governors


Cardiff Metropolitan University has announced that Baroness Ilora Finlay of Llandaff will be taking on the role of Chair of the Board of the University's Governors.

She was elected to the position following the decision of Former South Wales Police Chief Constable Barbara Wilding to stand down from the role. She has served as Chair since August 2011 and will continue her association with the University through her role as Chancellor.

Baroness Finlay was unanimously appointed as independent governor and Chair of the Board of Governors by the Board on 3rd July, following an extensive selection procedure.

As a consultant in Palliative Medicine she was clinical lead for Palliative Care for Wales until recently.  She is a Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords.  Baroness Finlay previously served as an independent governor at Cardiff Met between August 2012 and July 2014 and will take up her position as Chair on 1st August 2018. 

On her appointment to the role, Baroness Finlay said: "I am delighted to have been elected to this prominent role at the University, and to be working with staff, students and governors as we embrace an exciting future.

"I would like to place on record my gratitude to Barbara for the passion and commitment that she has put into the position over the past seven years and I look forward to building upon her legacy."

Secretary and Clerk to the Governors Richard Walters said: "The governing body is conscious of the huge debt the University owes to Barbara for her commitment during her period as Chair.

"We look forward to Baroness Finlay taking up her role as Chair of the Board of Governors and have absolutely no doubts that she will bring with her the rigour that has seen her succeed across so many fields."