University appoints new Council members

Headshots of the six new council members

The University of Liverpool has appointed four new members to its Council, as well as two co-opted members to its Audit Committee.

Council is the University’s governing body, responsible for the strategic direction of the University.  Chaired by Carmel Booth, the President of Council, the Council is the legal entity and ultimate authority of the University.  Council meets four times during the year and holds two Strategy Away Days.

Council has a membership of 22, including the Vice-Chancellor and members of the senior leadership team, Senate and Professional Services representatives, student representatives and a majority of independent external members.

New members appointed

The new appointees, all senior leaders from public, private and third sector organisations, will bring a breadth of leadership, sector and governance experience. The new Council members are:

Lay members

  • Dr Alison Campbell brings a wealth of university and technology transfer experience and is currently the CEO of the Government Office for Technology Transfer. Alison was previously at Enterprise Ireland and the Medical Research Council Technology.
  • Dr Mark Carawan has held a range of finance, audit, compliance and advisory roles with Deloitte, PwC, Barclays and Citigroup and is currently on the Board of the Bank of London.
  • Mark Proctor CBE leads AstraZeneca’s Liverpool Vaccine R&D & Operations Site and was previously a Global Supply and Strategy Snr. Director, including responsibility for Covid vaccine supply and strategy.
  • Matthew Reed has wide ranging experience of the charities sector and is the Chief Executive Officer of Marie Curie, and previously CEO of the Children’s Society and Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Audit Co-opted members

  • Sachin Date brings considerable experience of corporate transactions as a recently retired Strategy and Transactions Partner at Ernst & Young.
  • Joanne Dawson is the Chief Financial Officer of Ormiston Academies Trust and previously at Jaguar Land Rover.

Co-opted members are external appointments and bring expertise and experience in specific areas to committees.

All new members will begin their tenure on 1 August 2023 for an initial three-year period.

Carmel Booth, President of the University of Liverpool Council said: “With the appointment of new Vice-Chancellor Professor Tim Jones earlier this year, the University has entered an exciting period under his leadership. As part of this I am very pleased to welcome these six new members to our Council and Audit Committee. Each of them brings with them a wealth of expertise across education, business, finance, technology and health, which will further enhance and support the work of our Council, especially as we embark upon a new strategy.”

Professor Tim Jones, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Liverpool said: “I am delighted to welcome these six new members to our University Council and Audit Committee. They are really important appointments and I am confident that they will be vocal and visible advocates of the University. All of them are joining at an important time as we work to develop our new strategy for the next decade and I’m sure the expert knowledge and insight they bring from outside our sector will be invaluable in helping us achieve our ambitious strategic aims.”

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