Nominations Committee


Terms of Reference

  • Consider nominations for vacancies for external members of Council under paragraph 3.1 of Section 6 of the Statutes and the membership of the committees of Council, and recommend to Council the names of persons to fill such vacancies
  • In making its recommendations to Council, the Committee seeks to ensure that:
    • council is able to discharge its duties effectively through an engaged membership that has an appropriate mix of skills, knowledge, experience and diversity;
    • robust and appropriate procedures are in place around Council appointments to University committees and boards;
    • there is an appropriate allocation of workload among members; and
    • due consideration is given to succession planning
  • Consider nominations for the post of Chancellor and recommend to Council the name of a person to be appointed to the post.  For this purpose the membership of the committee will expand temporarily to include a student representative.


Chair of Council (Chair): John Mills

President and Vice-Chancellor: Professor Shearer West

Vice-Chair of Council: Nora Senior

Three external members of Council: Lynette Eastman, Steve Walton, Neil Watkinson

Chair of Council (elect): Sir Keith O'Nions

Three academic members of Council: Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Professor Kevin Lee, Professor Andy Long

A student member: Cassie O'Boyle

Secretary: Registrar (Dr Paul Greatrix)


(membership extended in 2017-18; updated January 2019) 

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