Nominations Committee

Committee description

Secretary: Emma Leonard, Email:

Terms of Reference

1                To seek and consider nominations for, and to make recommendations to the Council for the appointment of:

  • potential lay members of Council;
  • Council-appointed Senate and Professional Services representatives on Council; and
  • Council-appointed members of University committees and bodies.

In making its recommendations to the Council, the Committee seeks to ensure:

  • that the Council is able to discharge its duties effectively through an engaged membership that has an appropriate mix of skills, knowledge, experience and diversity;
  • that robust and appropriate procedures are in place around Council appointments to University committees and bodies;
  • that there is an appropriate allocation of workload amongst members; and
  • that due consideration is given to succession planning.

2          To oversee the arrangements for the induction, development and annual appraisal of Council members.

Reporting Relationships

The Nominations Committee reports directly to the Council.

Frequency of Meetings

The Nominations Committee usually meets on two occasions during the academic year.


The quorum for meetings of the Nominations Committee shall be three of its members at least one of whom must be a lay member.

Members or key people

The President of Council (Chair)   Carmel Booth 
The Vice-President of Council Hans van Mourik Broekman
The Vice-Chancellor Professor Tim Jones
One of the Council appointed or elected Senate representatives on Council Professor Julia Balogun (2021-24)
Two other lay members of the Council Helen Miller (2021-24)
Matthew Reed (2023-26)
The President of the Guild of Students or their nominee Vasiliki Samuels (2023-24)

In attendance: Kevan Ryan, University Secretary and General Counsel/Clerk to Council

When the business under consideration would present a conflict of interest for the Chair or appointed lay members of the Committee, an alternative Chair or lay members will be appointed, as required. No member of the Committee shall take part in the discussions or decision-making related to a post for which they have been nominated or concerning the nomination of their successor as Vice-President or President.

Meeting dates

  • 20 June 2024, 11.00 am

A full schedule of Committee meeting dates can be viewed here.