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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)
  • Alan Mackay, Deputy Vice Principal International, Director Edinburgh Global, University of Edinburgh (Honorary Treasurer)
  • Mark Allen, International Director, Sussex Downs College
  • Sharon Bell, Group Vice Principal (Commercial and International), Warwickshire College
  • Lynsey Bendon, Head of Student Services, London Metropolitan University
  • Tim Benford, Chief Executive, UWE Students' Union
  • Prof Nora de Leeuw, Pro Vice-Chancellor, International & Europe, Cardiff University
  • Mark Collier, Head of International Student Support, University of Sheffield
  • Marianne Davies, Head of Immigration Services, University of Warwick
  • Kate Dodd, Academic Registrar, University of York
  • Lizzie Huckle, Head of International Student Support, Imperial College London
  • Dr Sonal Minocha, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement), Bournemouth University
  • Alex Proudfoot, Chief Executive, Independent Higher Education
  • Laura Rose-Troup, Head of International Recruitment, Newcastle College
  • Paul Rossi, Head of Student Advice and Funding, University of the Arts London
  • Ruth Sweeney, Head of International Student Advice, King's College London (University of London)
  • Yinbo Yu, International Students' Officer, National Union of Students

The following organisations have observer status:

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

Finance and General Purposes Committee

  • Alan Mackay, Deputy Vice Principal International, Director Edinburgh Global, University of Edinburgh (Chair)
  • Sharon Bell, Group Vice Principal (Commercial and International), Warwickshire College
  • Lynsey Bendon, Head of Student Services, London Metropolitan University
  • 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
  • Paul Fear, Chief Executive, British Accreditation Council For Independent Further & Higher Education
  • Prof Koen Lamberts, Vice-Chancellor, University of York
  • Paul Rossi, Head of Student Advice and Funding, University of the Arts London

Observer status:

  • Lizzie Huckle, Head of International Student Support, Imperial College London

Services & Representation Committee

  • Lizzie Huckle, Head of International Student Support, Imperial College London (Chair)
  • Mervyn Adams, International Compliance Manager, City of Glasgow College
  • Marianne Davies, Head of Immigration Services, University of Warwick
  • Kate Dodd, Academic Registrar, University of York
  • Prof Koen Lamberts, Vice-Chancellor, University of York
  • Alex Proudfoot, Chief Executive, Study UK
  • Laura Rose-Troup, Head of International Recruitment, Newcastle College
  • Ruth Sweeney, Head of International Student Advice, King's College London (University of London)
  • Yinbo Yu, International Students' Officer, National Union of Students

Observer status:

  • Alan Mackay, Deputy Vice Principal International, Director Edinburgh Global, University of Edinburgh

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