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Declaration of interests

In Board of Governors

In Board of Governors

Members of the Board of Governors are required to complete a declaration of interests form annually, in accordance with the University's Conflict of Interest Policy.

New declarations are to be made annually in advance of each academic year, and updated as and when circumstances change.

All Members of the Board of Governors are required to confirm annually that they have duly considered the following definition of a 'fit and proper person' and that it applies to them: 

A fit and proper person:

  • is of good character;
  • has the qualifications, competence, skills and experience that are necessary for their role;
  • is able by reason of their health, after reasonable adjustments are made, to properly perform the tasks of the office or position for which they are appointed;
  • has not been responsible for, been privy to, contributed to, or facilitated any serious misconduct or mismanagement (whether unlawful or not) in their employment or in the conduct of any entity with which they are or have been associated.

Members of the Board of Governors are required to inform the Clerk to the Board of Governors if this confirmation if breached or jeopardised in any way.

Liz Barnes

Self

  • Staffordshire University (UKPRN 10006299) – Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive
  • Staffordshire University Services Limited (company number 07765564) – Director*
  • JISC (company number 05747339/charity number 1149740) – Director*/Trustee*
  • Staffordshire University Academies Trust (SUAT) (company number 07704020) - Member
  • Uttoxeter Learning Trust (company number 10547353) – Member
  • Potteries Educational Trust (company number 10647453) – Member
  • Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Multi-Academy Trust (QEGSMAT) (company number 07698914) - Member
  • MillionPlus – Executive Board Member

Connected people

  • Staffordshire University - Visiting Fellow
  • CB Sports Performance - Director
  • England Football Association - Member
  • British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences - Member

Richard Cotterell

Self

  • Perkins Engines Company Limited (company number 02089227) – General Manager
  • Sustainability West Midlands (company number 04390508) – Director*
  • South Staffordshire and Shropshire NHS Trust - Non-Executive Director

Connected people

  • None

Glenn Earlam

Self

  • David Lloyd Clubs Limited (company number 10565274) – Chief Executive Officer
  • PA & GE Developments Ltd (company number 08379567) – Director*
  • Leggend Investments Ltd (09533975) – Director*

Connected people

  • None

David Gage

Self

  • Lichfield Cathedral - Council member and Investment Committee member
  • Lichfield City Centre Development Partnership Board - Chair
  • HEFCE Leadership, Governance and Management Advisory Committee - Member
  • HEFCE Financial Sustainability Strategy Group - Member
  • Committee of University Chairs - Member
  • Deputy Lieutenant of Staffordshire

Connected people

  • None

Kevin Gould

Self

  • Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Non-Executive Director
  • Sharpthorne Services Limited (company number 09083726) – Director*
  • CIEH Limited (company number 01999717) – Director*
  • Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (charity number 290350) – Trustee*
  • Environmental Health Officers Welfare Fund (charity number 224343) – Trustee*
  • West Hoathly Parish Council – Councillor
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales – Fellow
  • Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors – Member; Banking & Financial Services Advisory Panel Member

Connected people

  • Sharpthorne Services Ltd - Director
  • Chartered Association of Certified Accountants - Member

Dr Cathryn Hickey

Self

  • AMRICC Limited (Applied Materials Research, Innovation and Commercialisation Company) (company number 10269157) – Chief Executive
    • N.B. AMRICC has a Memorandum of Understanding with Staffordshire University.
  • Successful Tutors – Owner
  • Vallance Court Management Company (company number 01544196) – Director*

Connected people

  • None

John Henderson

Self

  • Staffordshire County Council - Chief Executive
  • Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, (REME) - Colonel Commandant
  • 105 Battalion REME - Honorary Colonel
  • Engineering Council - Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • Institute of Mechanical Engineers - Fellow (FIMechE)
  • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport - Fellow (FCILT)

Connected people

  • None

Mike Herbert

Self

  • St Modwen Properties plc (company number 00349201) – Regional Director
    • Director* of the following subsidiaries and associated companies of the above: Trentham Leisure Limited (03246990); St. Modwen Developments Limited (00892832); St. Modwen Ventures Limited (01486151); St. Modwen Corporate Services Limited (06163437); Festival Waters Limited (04354481); KPI Corporate Services Limited (09040522); Stoke-on-Trent Regeneration Limited (02265579); Stoke-on-Trent Regeneration (Investments) Limited (04289476)
    • N.B. The above Stoke-on-Trent Regeneration companies are a Joint Venture between St. Modwen and the City Council of Stoke-on-Trent with a shareholding of 81% / 19% respectively.
  • Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce and Industry Limited (company number 00465975) – Director*
  • Rotary Club of Stoke-on-Trent – Member and current President
  • Potteries Educational Trust (company number 10647453) - Member

Connected people

  • Staffordshire University - employee

Doug Rouxel

Self

  • Staffordshire University - Lecturer
  • Self-employed Artist/Author (distribution contract with Pavilion Books)
  • Green Party of England and Wales - Member of the Executive
  • Staffordshire University UCU - Branch Chair

Connected people

  • None

Sarah Tudor

Self

  • Staffordshire University – Director of Employer Partnerships
  • Project Management (Staffordshire) Limited (company number 01620399) – Non-Executive Director*
  • The University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC) (company number 03758134) – Director*

Connected people

  • Staffordshire University - employee

Jonathan Vardon

Self

  • UST Global – Senior VP for Digital Platforms
  • Vardon Consultancy Limited (company number 08964741) – Director*

Connected people

  • None

Sara Williams

Self

  • Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce – Chief Executive 
    • N.B. The University is a patron and supporter of the Chambers and regularly sponsors events.
    • Director/Secretary* of the following subsidiaries and associated companies of the above: Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce and Industry Limited (00465975); Staffordshire Chambers Enterprise Limited (08870410); North Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry Limited (08763097); Ceramic Development Limited (09319002)
  • Stoke-on-Trent Community Partnership Railway Enterprise Centre Limited (company number 02476951) – Director*
  • South Staffordshire College (UKPRN 10023526) - Governor
  • New Vic Theatre - Trustee
    • Director* of the following subsidiary/associated company of the above: Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire Theatre Trust Limited (00911924)
  • Liverpool Playhouse & Everyman Theatre - Commercial Board Member
    • Director* of the following subsidiary/associated company of the above:Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Trading Limited (08287910)
  • Staffordshire University Academies Trust (SUAT) (company number 07704020) - Member
  • Chartered Management Institute - Fellow

Connected people

  • Social Value UK – Chief Executive
    • N.B. The University is a member of Social Value UK.
  • Furniture Resource Group – Board Member
  • Social Investment Business Group – Non-executive Director
  • Social Stock Exchange Admissions Panel - MemberI
  • CAEW Assurance Panel - Member
  • BSI Group, Committee for Social Impact - Member
  • ICAEW - Member

*denotes where a Member of the Board of Governors is registered as a Director/Secretary with Companies House, or is a Trustee of a charity registered with the Charities Commission.

For any queries, please email the Clerk to the Board of Governors, Ian Blachford, on i.blachford@staffs.ac.uk.