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Two new appointments to Cardiff Met’s Board of Governors

​​​​​Cardiff Metropolitan University will welcome two new Independent Members to its Board of Governors, each bringing distinct skills, viewpoints, and expertise to steer the institution towards future success. Their appointments were approved by the Board at its meeting on Thursday 22 February 2024. 

Kevin Coutinho, Chair of the Board of Trustees and Director, Windsor Fellowship 

Kevin Coutinho“I am delighted to join the board of a university that focuses on providing high quality higher education access to the community.

Cardiff Met reflects my passion for access and inclusivity for all and I look forward to serving the institution, its students and staff.” ​

Dr Giri Shankar MBE, Director of Health Protection, Public Health Wales NHS Trust

Dr Giri Shankar MBE“I am thrilled to be joining the Board of Governors at Cardiff Metropolitan University. This is a challenging yet exciting time for the university as it embarks on an ambitious journey over the next number of years. I hope to b​e able to bring my experience and expertise from a health and public health perspective, to contribute to the vision of the board.

I look forward to supporting the strengthening of the university's international collaborations as well as championing the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda.”​​​​​