UCEA Board

UCEA’s Board provides organisational oversight, corporate governance, strategic direction and leadership of collective pay negotiations.

The four corporate members of UCEA are Universities UK, GuildHE, the Committee of University Chairs, and Universities Scotland. Each nominates members to the Board. They ensure that our Board is representative of the higher education institutions in our membership. UCEA is a company limited by guarantee (registered number 2914327), and all Board members are Directors of the company.

Our Board comprises Vice-Chancellors, Principals and Chairs of Council from our member organisations. 



Professor Mark E Smith CBE, Chair of the Board
President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Southampton

Professor Graham Baldwin, Deputy Chair of the Board
Vice-Chancellor, University of Central Lancashire 

Jerry Cope, Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee and Deputy Chair of the Board
Chair of Council, London South Bank University

Kate Allum is Chair of the Court, University of the West of Scotland
Professor Colin Bailey CBE, President and Principal, Queen Mary University of London
Professor George Boyne, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Aberdeen
Mark Burch, Chair - Board of Governors, University of Brighton
Professor Karen Cox, Vice Chancellor and President, University of Kent
Professor David Green CBE, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, University of Worcester
Professor Jenny Higham is Principal, St George’s, University of London
Professor Sir Gerry McCormac is Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Stirling
Julia Palca is Chair of Council, City, University of London
Mike Parker is Chair of the Board of Governors, Liverpool John Moores University
Professor Edward Peck CBE is Vice-Chancellor, Nottingham Trent University
Professor Ken Sloan, Vice-Chancellor, Harper Adams University
John Taylor CBE, Chair of the Board of Governors, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Professor Adam Tickell is Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Birmingham
Professor Elizabeth Treasure is Vice-Chancellor, Aberystwyth University

The Company Secretary is Roshan Israni, Deputy Chief Executive.

UCEA’s work is carried out by a team led by Raj Jethwa, Chief Executive. Find out more about UCEA’s staff.