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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
  • Stoke and Staffordshire Local Education Partnership Limited (company number 11918616) - Director*
  • Universities UK (company number 05747339/charity number 1149740) - Director*/Trustee*/Board 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
  • The All-Party Parliamentary Univeristy Group - University Council Member
  • Donna Louise Trust (charity number 1075597) - Trustee*
  • East London Arts & Music Company (company number 0824640) - Member

Connected people

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

Connor Bayliss

Self

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

Connected people

  • None

Jonathan Chapman (co-opted Committee member)

Self

  • BUPA Assurance Limited  - Consultant
  • Government Internal Audit Agency  - Consultant
  • Institute for Internal Audit  - Consultant
  • Chigwell School  - Teacher
  • Chapman Resourcing Limited (company number 12314270) - Director*
  • Abridge Cricket Club  - Treasurer Elect
  • Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors  - Member

Connected people

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

Glenn Earlam

Self

  • David Lloyd Clubs Limited (company number 10565274) – Chief Executive Officer and Director*
  • Deuce Acquisitions Limited (08656020) - Director*
  • Deuce Midco Limited (11385914) - Director*
  • David Lloyd Leisure Limited (01516226) - Director*
  • Harbour Club Limited (02822643) - Director*
  • Next Generation Clubs Limited (03273728) - Director*
  • GE & PA Developments Ltd (company number 08379567) – Director*
  • Leggend Investments Ltd (09533975) – Director*
  • The HOB Trust (charity number 1165471) - Trustee*

Connected people

  • None

Tony Evans

Self

  • Amazon Web Services - Head of Financial Services, UK

Connected people

  • None

Tuesday Forrest

Self

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

Connected people

  • Kent Lift Services - parent

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

Joanne Hannaford

Self

  • Goldman Sachs - Partner
  • Founders4Schools  (charity number 1162197) - Trustee*
  • Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) (community interest company number 07533934) - Director*/Board member
  • 77th Brigade (Reservists)  - Major

Connected people

  • None

John Henderson

Self

  • Staffordshire County Council - Chief Executive
  • 101 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 (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

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.

Connected people

  • None

Colin Hughes

Self

  • AQA – Chief Executive
  • Excelsoft Pvt Limited India (company number U72900KA2000PTC027256) – Non-Executive Director*
  • The Rialto Magazine Management Board – Member
  • Aldeburgh Cinema Trust (charity number 1151433 and company number 8389118) – Trustee* and Director*
  • Middlesex University – Pro Chancellor
  • College of Teaching – Fellow
  • Royal Society of Arts - Fellow

Connected people

  • None

Baljinder Kuller

Self

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

Jonathan Vardon

Self

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

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*
  • 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)
  • 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

 

*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.