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Board and Committees

Board and Committees

UKCISA is run by a Board of Trustees, to which two committees report.  Committee members are mainly representatives of member organisations and sector bodies.  We rely on active participation of members of the Board and committees to create an informed debate around policy issues and we encourage experienced staff in a range of roles from all sectors to put themselves forward for election or co-option.  (Vacancies are usually announced in May in our e-news to members.)

Our Board of Trustees consists of

  • nine elected members
  • six members co-opted by the Board to ensure an appropriate balance of skills, interest groups and expertise.
  • The Chair of the Board and the Honorary Treasurer

Several sector and representative bodies have observer status to ensure close collaboration with bodies with similar aims and interests and key stakeholders.

The Board, Finance and General Purposes (F+GP) and the Service and Representation (S+R) committees meet two to four times each year to agree overall strategy, financial and staffing issues and UKCISA's position on key aspects of government, sector and membership policy. The current membership is listed below.

Committees and Officers

President

Board of Trustees

  • Prof Koen Lamberts, Vice-Chancellor, University of York (Chair)
  • James Kennedy, Director of the Office for Global Engagement, University of Warwick (Treasurer)
  • Mark Allen, International Director, Sussex Downs College
  • Tim Benford, Chief Executive, UWE Students' Union
  • Dr Sharon Bolton, Dean of Student Life, International Students' House
  • Mark Collier, Head of International Student Support, University of Sheffield
  • Marianne Davies, Head of Immigration Services, University of Warwick
  • Mario Di Clemente, Principal, CATS College London
  • Kate Dodd, Academic Registrar, University of York
  • Lizzie Huckle, Head of International Student Support, Imperial College London
  • Alan MacKay, Director International Office & Deputy Vice Principle, University of Edinburgh
  • Helen McClure, Head of Pathway Sales, Bell Educational Services
  • Dr Sonal Minocha, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement), Bournemouth University
  • Alex Proudfoot, Chief Executive, Study UK
  • Mostafa Rajaai, International Students Officer, National Union of Students
  • Paul Rossi, Head of Student Advice and Funding, University of the Arts London
  • Niru Williams, formerly Deputy Academic Registrar, University of East London

The following organisations have observer status:

  • Association of Colleges
  • Association of International Student Advisers
  • BUILA
  • English UK
  • GuildHE
  • Immigration Compliance Network (ICN)
  • Universities UK

Finance and General Purposes Committee

  • James Kennedy, Director of the Office for Global Engagement, University of Warwick (Chair)
  • Tim Benford, Chief Executive, UWE Students' Union
  • Mark Collier, Head of International Student Support, University of Sheffield
  • Jelena Culum, Head of International Visa Office, The University of Law
  • Mario Di Clemente, Principal, CATS College London
  • Paul Fear, Chief Executive, British Accreditation Council For Independent Further & Higher Education
  • Prof Koen Lamberts, Vice-Chancellor, University of York
  • Alan MacKay, Director International Office & Deputy Vice Principle, University of Edinburgh
  • Paul Rossi, Head of Student Advice and Funding, University of the Arts London

Observer status:

  • Niru Williams, Chair of Services and Representation Committee

Services & Representation Committee

  • Niru Williams, formerly Deputy Academic Registrar, University of East London (Chair)
  • Mervyn Adams, International Compliance Manager, City of Glasgow College
  • Dr Sharon Bolton, Dean of Student Life, International Students' House
  • Marianne Davies, Head of Immigration Services, University of Warwick
  • Kate Dodd, Academic Registrar, University of York
  • Prof Koen Lamberts, Vice-Chancellor, University of York
  • Lizzie Huckle, Head of International Student Support, Imperial College London
  • Alex Proudfoot, Chief Executive, Study UK
  • Mostafa Rajaai, International Students Officer, National Union of Students
  • Jessica Randall, International Manager, City College Plymouth
  • Rebecca Rutherford, Head of International Student Support, Queen's University Belfast
  • Laura SeQueira, Head of Advice & Counselling Service, Queen Mary, University of London

Observer status:

  • James Kennedy, Chair of Finance & General Purposes Committee

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