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Kingston University Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is responsible for the strategic direction of the University, including:

  • determining its educational character and mission
  • overseeing its financial viability
  • making key policy decisions about the running of the University.

The Vice-Chancellor and his team then implement these decisions.

Board members are expected to act in accordance with an agreed code of conduct which includes abiding by the seven principles of public life as identified in the Government's Nolan Report: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

The Board is supported by the Interim University Secretary, Adrian Parry, and the Corporate Governance and Committees Unit.

Governing documents

Who is on the Board?

There are 16 members of the Board of Governors.

  • 11 independent members
  • One co-opted member
  • One academic nominee
  • One non-teaching staff nominee
  • One student nominee
  • The Vice-Chancellor

Register of Interests

  • Board members Register of Interests 2022/23
  • Kingston University Register of Interests – Board of Governors

    NamePerson concernedName of organisation involvedNature of involvement
    Mr Pedro Barra Self London Metropolitan University External Examiner
    Self Robert Gordon University External Examiner
    Self Association for Nutrition (PSRBs) Registered Nutritionist

    Mr Stephan Burow

    Self Putney Plaza Management Company Limited Director
    Self Astor Close Management Limited Director
    Self  Lintbells Limited Director
    Self Kingston University Services Company Limited Director
    Ms Sandra Campopiano Self Nil return Nil return
    Ms Jane Hargreaves Self Nil return Nil return
    Mr Dirk Kahl Self SBG EBS Beteiligungs-GmbH, Neckaraulm (Germany) Director
    Self Institute of Directors Member
    Self Kaufland Slovenska republika v.o.s. Chair of Audit Committee
    Self Lidl Slovenska republika v.o.s. Chair of Audit Committee
    Professor Roger King Self Wells Advisory H.E. Limited Director
    Self University of Bath Visiting Professor and Teaching Fellow

    Miss Caroline Mawhood


    Self Institute for Fiscal Studies Director
    Self WG Promotions Limited Director
    Self Wimbledon Guild of Social Welfare Director
    Self Roehampton Club Ltd Director
    Self Roehampton Club Members Ltd Director
    Ms Yasmin Noor Self Nil Return Nil Return
    Mrs Alison Osborne Self Royal Burnham Yacht Club Treasurer and Director
    Mr Bimal Patel Self North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust Chief Finance Officer
     Self Greenside Court Management Limited Director
    Mr Andrew Pearce Self Accenture Managing Director
    Mr Jason Pemberton-Billing Self South Thames Colleges Group College Principal - Merton and Carshalton Colleges
    Mr Francis Small       Self 1 Spatial PLC Director
    Self Glaziers Foundation Limited Director & Trustee
    Self FJS Consultancy Limited Director
    Self Quixant PLC Director/Chair of Board
    Mr Tom Smyth 
     Self Clarion Housing Group Non-Executive Director and NBSP
    Professor Steven Spier   Self University Alliance Board Member
    Self Humanoove Director
    Self Rose Bruford College Board Member
    Self The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Honorary Fellow
    Self Bund Deutschen Architekten (BDA) Honorary Fellow
    Self Royal Society of Arts (RSA) Fellow
    Ms Katy Taylor      Self Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Council Member
    Self Southern Water Services Limited Chief Customer Officer
    Self Anchor Hanover Group Non-Executive Board Director
    Self The Pennies Foundation Advisory Board Member
    Self Zipabout Limited Advisor

  • University Clerk Register of Interests 2022/23
  • Kingston University Register of Interests – University Clerk

    NamePerson concernedName of organisation involvedNature of involvement
    Mr Andrew Boggs Self Bader College, Queens University Canada Trustee
    Self Kingston University Services Company Ltd Director and Chair
    Self Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies Visiting Fellow
    Self Independent HE Director (non-executive member of Board)

Board meetings

View the Board of Governor's Terms of Reference (PDF) and the minutes of the Board of Governor's meetings.

How does the Board make decisions?

The Board acts on its own and through its five committees, each of which includes at least three Board members:

2023/24 Board of Governors and Sub-Committee dates

September 2023

  • Wednesday 20 September, 9–11am, Nominations and Governance Committee
  • Thursday 28 September, 11am–5pm, Board of Governors

October 2023

  • Wednesday 11 October, 10am–12pm, Audit & Risk Assurance Committee

November 2023

  • Wednesday 1 November, 10.30am–12.30pm, Academic Governance Committee
  • Tuesday 7 November, 2-4pm, Remuneration Committee
  • Wednesday 15 November, 9am–12 noon, Audit & Risk Assurance Committee
  • Tuesday 21 November, 9–11am, Finance Committee
  • Tuesday 28 November, 9.30am–1.30pm, Board of Governors

February 2024

  • Wednesday 21 February, 9–11am, Finance Committee

March 2024

  • Wednesday 6 March, 9–11am, Audit & Risk Assurance Committee
  • Wednesday 13 March, 10.30am–12.30pm, Academic Governance Committee
  • Wednesday 20 March, 9.30am–1.30pm, Board of Governors

May 2024

  • Wednesday 1 May, 9–11am, Finance Committee
  • Wednesday 8 May, 9.30am–1.30pm, Board of Governors
  • Wednesday 15 May, 9–11am, Remuneration Committee
  • Wednesday 22 May, 9–11am, Nominations & Governance Committee

June 2024

  • Wednesday 5 June, 10.30am–12.30pm, Academic Governance Committee
  • Wednesday 12 June, 9–11am, Finance Committee
  • Monday 17 June, 9–11am, Audit and Risk Assurance Committee
  • Wednesday 26 June, 3–6pm, Board of Governors

Contact us

Kingston University
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000