Board of Trustees


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The Board of Trustees is ultimately responsible for governing the affairs of the Union, but has a duty to consult and take full account of matters referred from the Student Forum as a student representative body whenever appropriate. It makes key decisions on the Union’s financial strategy, assets and delegations, as well as many other important aspects which affect students. It also monitors and directs the objectives and performance of staff members and ensures legal and regulatory compliance within the Union. Look out for the chance to run for the Board of Trustees towards the end of the academic year!

Current Board Members

John Palmer
Chair and Lay Member

Andy Doyle
Lay Member

Doug Livingstone
Lay Member

Richard Taylor
University Chief Operating Officer

Jonathan Ako
Union President


Matthew Gill
Union Affairs E.O.

Hersh Patel

Finance & Commercial Services E.O.


Sam Hanys
Student Member

Luke Thomson
Student Member

Jon Biggar
Student Member

Kyren Routledge
Student Member

Kathryn Freeman
Student Member

Alex Turnbull
Student Member

James Bowker
Student Member

Jess Bayton-Timms
Chair of UAC



29 November 2016 - BT-171-M2

25 October 2016 - BT-171-M1

07 June 2016 - BT-163-M2

10 May 2016 - BT-163-M1

01 March 2016 - BT-162-M2

26 January 2016 - BT-162-M1

8 December 2015 - BT-161-M2

20 October 2015 - BT-161-M1

24 June 2015 - BT-153-M2

19 May 2015 - BT-153-M1

24 March 2015 - BT-152-M2

14 January 2015 - BT-152-M1

11 November 2014 - BT-151-M1

24 June 2014 - BT-143-M2

20 May 2014 - BT-143-M1

15 March 2014 - BT-142-M2

15 January 2014 - BT-142-M1

6 November 2013 - BT-141-M1

15 July 2013 - BT-133-M2

4 June 2013 - BT-132-M3

5 March 2013 - BT-132-M2

22 January 2013 - BT-132-M1

4 December 2012 - BT-131-M2

16 October 2012 - BT-131-M1

19 July 2012 - BT-123-M3

26 June 2012 - BT-123-M2

17 April 2012 - BT-123-M1

22 February 2012 - BT-122-M1


Audited Accounts







If you have any queries or want to contact the Board, please speak to your Union rep or email us.


Board Membership

The Board consists of the following members who meet at least five times a year:

i) Three officers of the Union Executive committee ex-officio:

a) President

b) one sabbatical officer selected by the Executive committee

c) the chair of the Student Forum

ii) Four elected non-paid full members of the Union

iii) Three full members of the Union who may be paid (including members of the Executive)

iv) Three lay members elected by Union Affairs Committee for three years, one retiring each year. These should not have been full members of the union for at least three years.

v) The chief operating officer of the University or his/her nominee (agreed by the Board).

vi) The Union Director will normally be in attendance (but will not vote)

vii) The chair shall be elected by The Board from amongst the lay members and shall serve a term of two years and not more than two consecutive terms.