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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.

Peter Baines

Self

  • The Kemnal Academy Trust (Company number 7348231)  - Director*
  • Action Tutoring (company number 08105978 and charity number 1147175)  - Director* and Trustee*
  • Palm Partners (company number 11536214)  - Director*

Connected people

  • Palm Partners (company number 11536214)  - Director*

Hannah Blackburn

  • Staffordshire University Students' Union - President
  • Staffordshire University Students' Union Charitable Trust (CIO) (charity number 1173330) - Trustee*

Connected people

  • None

Jonathan Chapman

Self

  • Wolters Kluwer/TeamMate - Consultant
  • Bearing Point  - Consultant
  • Institute for Internal Audit  - Consultant
  • Chigwell School  - Teacher
  • Chapman Resourcing Limited (company number 12314270) - Director*
  • Abridge Cricket Club  - Treasurer
  • Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors  - Member

Connected people

  • Chapman Resourcing Limited (company number 12314270) - Secretary*

Tony Evans

Self

  • Amazon US  - Head of Global Banking and Payments

Connected people

  • None

Hannah Gibbard

Self

  • Staffordshire University - HR Business Partner
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development - Member

Connected people

  • None

Kevin Gould

Self

  • Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Non-Executive Director
  • Look Ahead Care and Support (Co-operative and community Benefit Society No. 21004R) - Non-Executive Director
  • Sharpthorne Services Limited (company number 09083726) – Director*
  • CIEH Limited (company number 01999717) – Director*
  • Grand Union Housing Group - Independent Audit Committee Member

  • West Hoathly Parish Council – Councillor
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales – Fellow

Connected people

  • Sharpthorne Services Ltd - Part-owner
  • Chartered Association of Certified Accountants - Member

Colin Hughes

Self

  • AQA – Chief Executive
  • AQA Education (charity number 1073334)  - Trustee*
  • Excelsoft Pvt Limited India (company number U72900KA2000PTC027256) – Non-Executive Director*
  • Futurelearn Ltd (company number 08324083) - Non-Executive Director*
  • Teachercentric Ltd, (company number 06055034) - Non-Executive Director*
  • The Rialto Magazine Management Board – Member
  • Middlesex University – Pro Chancellor
  • College of Teaching – Fellow
  • Royal Society of Arts - Fellow

Connected people

  • None

Professor Martin Jones

Self

  • Staffordshire University (UKPRN 10006299) – Vice Chancellor
  • Staffordshire University Services Limited (company number 07765564) – Director*
  • Staffordshire University Student Services Limited (company number 13998015) - Director*
  • Staffordshire University Academies Trust (SUAT) (company number 07704020) – Director*
  • Potteries Educational Trust (UKPRN 10066111/company number 10647453) – Director*/Trustee (Chair, Board of Trustees)
  • Stoke and Staffordshire Local Education Partnership Limited (company number 11918616) - Director*
  • University of Sheffield (UKPRN 10007157) – Honorary Professor
  • Oulu University (Finland)  - Honorary Doctor (Docent)
  • Territory, Politics, Governance Journal – Co-editor

Connected people

  • Keele University - Registrar

Baljinder Kuller

Self

  • The Supply Register Limited (company number 10208779) - Managing Director*
  • Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) - Member

Connected people

  • None

Juliet Oosthuysen

Self

  • Marketing consultant (self-employed)
  • CIPD  - Member

Connected people

  • None

Simon Smith

Self

  • Associate Professor of Security and International Relations, Staffordshire University
  • Penkridge Rountable - Member
  • University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES)

  • British International Studies Association (BISA)
  • International Studies Association (ISA)

Connected people

  • None

Victoria Sylvester

Self

  • Acacia Training Limited (company number 04080815) - Director*
  • Accountancy EPA Limited (company number 09952867) - Director*
  • Foundations Nail & Beauty Academy Limited (company number 10312340) - Director*
  • MBH Corporation Plc (company number 10238873 )- Director* and Secretary*
  • Middle Coppice Management Limited (company number 09073064) - Secretary*
  • R&V Sylvester Limited (company number 10018679) - Director*
  • Skillcert Limited (company number 09889262) - Director*
  • Staffordshire Partnership for Employment and Skills (company number 13549049) - Director*
  • SHH TOPCO Limited (company number 01755661) - Director*
  • Acacia Training Partners LLP (company number OC422758) - LLP Designated Member
  • Samuel Hobson Partners LLP (company number OC431776) - LLP Designated Member
  • Ofsted - inspector

Connected people

  • None

Jonathan Vardon

Self

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

Connected people

  • None

Anthony Wallace

  • Staffordshire University Students' Union - Vice President
  • Staffordshire University Students' Union Charitable Trust (CIO) (charity number 1173330) - Trustee*

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); 
  • Stoke-on-Trent Community Partnership Railway Enterprise Centre Limited (company number 02476951) – Director*
  • National Enterprise Network (company number 02785742) - Director*
  • Stoke-on-Trent City Centre Bid Limited (company number 10776461) - Director*
  • New Vic Theatre - Trustee
    • Director* of the following subsidiary/associated company of the above: Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire Theatre Trust Limited (00911924)
  • Staffordshire University Academies Trust (SUAT) (company number 07704020) - Member
  • Chartered Management Institute - Fellow

Connected people

  • Staffordshire University – Visiting Professor
  • Social Value International – Director
    • N.B. The University is a member of Social Value UK.
  • Furniture Resource Group – Board Member
  • Social Investment Business Group – Non-executive Director
  • FRC Group Limited - Director
  • Simetrica - Director
  • Keystone - Director
  • Social Stock Exchange Admissions Panel - Member
  • ICAEW Assurance Panel - Member
  • BSI Group, Committee for Social Impact - Member
  • ICAEW - Member

 

Mohit Dhingra (Co-opted Committee Member)

Self

  • Unum UK - Head of Internal Audit
  • KVMD Ltd - Director*
  • University of Bedfordshire (UKPRN 10007152) - Co-opted Member of Audit & Risk Committee
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of India - Member

Connected people

  • Lloyds Bank  - Senior Audit Manager

Mike Herbert (Co-opted Committee Member)

Self

  • Rotary Club of Stoke-on-Trent – Member
  • Potteries Educational Trust (company number 10647453) - Member
  • St Margaret’s CofE (VC) Junior School, Wolstanton - Governor
  • Stoke-on-Trent Community Partnership Railway Enterprise Centre Limited (company number 02476951) – Director*

Connected people

  • None

 Ian Jenkinson (Co-opted Committee Member)

Self

  • Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Insitution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)  - Fellow and freelance assessor
  • ICE West Midlands Regional Executive board  - Member and Treasurer
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI)  - Member
  • fédération Européenne d'Associations Nationales d'Ingénieurs  - EUR ING

Connected people

  • None

 

*denotes where a Member of the Board of Governors or Co-opted Committee Member 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.