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Council

As the governing body of the University, the Council is responsible for:

  • The management and administration of the whole revenue and property of the University
  • The conduct of all affairs of the University
  • All such other powers and duties as may be conferred upon on it by Statute or Ordinance

The Statement of Primary Responsibilities sets out what the Council does and provides information about effectiveness and performance review.

A comprehensive list of the duties and powers of the Council can be found in the University Charter.

 


Lay members

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George Garlick

Chair of Council

 

 

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Julia Whittaker

Lay Member

 

Julia was appointed as a lay member of Council on 27 November 2014. Her previous business roles include CEO and Partner of law firm, Wilkin Chapman LLP, where she spent the majority of her career, taking the firm to 105th in the UK by turnover and a major regional employer. She served on the Chamber Council for Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce where she was one of the Business Award judges. Julia holds a BSc from the University of St Andrews and MBA from the University of Hull and is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. A former Governor of Caistor Grammar School, where she Chaired the Personnel and Pay Committees, prior to that she also Chaired Caistor Primary School’s PTA. Julia is a Trustee of the charity Bloodwise, a member of the Grimsby Branch of Bloodwise and is a volunteer and co-ordinator for Caistor Cares, a charity which aims to reduce isolation in the elderly in the local community.

 

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Ursula Lidbetter

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Born in Lincoln, Ursula Lidbetter is the Chief Executive of Lincolnshire Co-operative.Ursula has been instrumental in setting up the Lincoln Science and Innovation Park in a joint venture with the University of Lincoln.  Plans are also coming to fruition for a redevelopment of Lincoln’s city centre to create enhanced retail and leisure space and a new transport hub. She took over as Chair of the national Co-operative Group from 2013 to 2015, during a difficult and turbulent time, overseeing a radical overhaul of its governance, management and business.Ursula graduated from the University of Hull in 1984, with a 1st class honours degree in operational research and management and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries. She holds honorary doctorates from the University of Hull and Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln. She is Chair of Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce and Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership and is a deputy Lieutenant of Lincolnshire.

 

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Dominic Gibbons

Lay Member

 

After graduating in 1992 Dominic qualified as a chartered Surveyor in 1995 whilst with national practise Rapleys. Dominic Joined Hull based property development and investment company Wykeland in 1996. He joined the Board of Wykeland Properties in 1999, was appointed to the Group Board in 2003 and became Managing Director in 2009. As well as having a property portfolio that stretches from Grimsby to Glasgow Wykeland have a current £400M commercial property development programme within the Yorkshire and Humber region. He is also a Governor at Hymers College, chairing their Estates and Capital Works Committee and is a Trustee of Holy Trinity Church Developments. 

 

 

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Vanessa Lee

Lay Member

 

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Matt Jukes

Lay Member

 

 

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Rosalyn Schofield

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Matthew Swindells

Lay Member

 

 

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Richard Thompson

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Denise Wilson

Lay Member

 

Non-Lay members

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Professor Susan Lea

Vice-Chancellor

 

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John Duffy

Chief Operating Officer

 

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Isobel Hall

President, Hull University Union

  

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Professor Mark Lorch

Senate Member and Associate Dean International (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

 

 

REGISTRATION OF INTERESTS

University employees and lay members of Council have a responsibility to respect and promote the financial and other interests of the University, with due regard to academic freedom.

There is a general duty on all members of staff and lay members of the University to disclose at the earliest possible stage any financial or other interest they may have in any transaction, or proposed transaction, between the University and a third party.

A Register of Interests is maintained and updated annually. If you wish to inspect the Register, please contact governance@hull.ac.uk

Code of Practice

 

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Council
  • University of Hull
  • Hull, UK
  • HU6 7RX