board of governors

Information about our university's Board of Governors, including membership, meetings and minutes

Our Board of Governors is our university's governing body and is responsible for determining the educational character and mission of our university and for overseeing its activities.

The Board is responsible for the solvency of our university and for the effective, efficient and economical use of our university's funds. It approves the annual financial plan, audited annual financial statements and sets student fees.

The Board agrees a framework for the pay and conditions of service for all staff and is responsible for the appointment and appraisal of the Vice Chancellor and the Clerk. The Board delegates specific responsibilities and business to its committees. For further information on the committees of the Board of Governors, please see the links below.

  • The Chair of the Board of Governors is David Lowen
  • The Clerk to the Board of Governors is Caroline Thomas, University Secretary

Committees and membership

The documents in this page provide resources for prospective, new and current governors.

Becoming a Governor

Leeds Beckett is always interested to hear from people who are interested in becoming a governor. It is important that our Board of Governors membership represents all sections of our university community.

Our governors have an important statutory function to perform. Our “Statement of Primary Responsibilities” document should be read in conjunction with guides published by external agencies such as the Committee of University Chairs (CUC) and the Office for Students (OfS).

If you would like to express an interest in becoming a governor, or would like some further information, please contact the Secretariat team:

Reports and minutes

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