Our Trustee Board and Board Committees

The University of Manchester Students’ Union is registered as a Charity in England and Wales (No. 1144146) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (No. 7759820). 

Our Trustee Board Members 2019-20

Kwame Asamoah Kwarteng General Secretary (Chair)
Chloe Salins Education Officer
Adam Haigh Welfare and Community Officer
Ayla Huseyinoglu Women’s Officer
Jake Garrett International Students Officer
Elizabeth Haughton Activities and Development Officer
Sara Khan    Liberation and Access Officer
Rana Phool Ur Rehman Postgraduate Officer
Katie Foy Student Trustee (From 1st Sept 2019)
Elizabeth Martin    Student Trustee (From 1st Sept 2019)
Nicholas Matthews Student Trustee (From 1st Sept 2019)
Vicii Kirkpatrick    External Trustee (From 24th July 2017)
Peter Ptashko    External Trustee (From 1st Sept 2019)

Our Board Committees 2019-20 

The Trustee Board approves membership of our Board Committees. They scrutinise matters affecting the Charity in greater detail to ensure sound decision-making.

The Audit and Risk Committee: Ensures that the Union complies with all relevant laws and regulations; has an internal system of accountability formally set up and is responsible for scrutiny and monitoring of the Union’s finances & commercial performance; manages the Students’ Union’s overall risk profile and makes recommendations to the Trustee Board. Members are: Kwame Asamoah Kwarteng, Jake Garrett, Elizabeth Haughton, Vicii Kirkpatrick (External Trustee), Nicholas Matthews, 2. Non-Trustee members: Lindsay Horabin (Senior Manager, Risk Framework & Reporting Manager, Swinton Group Ltd) David Weatherall (Siemens PLC),

The People and Culture Committee: Oversees the Students’ Union’s HR function; Monitors the performance of the Union CEO; Reviews the remuneration of the CEO and other senior staff; Promotes Liberation, Equality and Diversity throughout the organisation; Monitors the Students’ Union’s compliance with employment legislation; Monitors staff satisfaction and employment related statistics; Reviews all changes to employment related policies. Members are: Sara Khan, Elizabeth Martin and Katie Foy, Jennifer Burton (External Non-Trustee member, Hive HR), Rachel Ellis-Barron (External Non-Trustee member, Huddersfield Students’ Union)

The Governance and Appointments Committee: Ensures that all appointed positions to the Trustee Board and its Committees are filled with candidates of sufficient skills and experience; ensures that the governance arrangements of the Students’ Union as a whole are effective and fit for purpose. Members are: Kwame Asamoah Kwarteng (Chair), an External Trustee, Ayla Huseyinoglu Katie Foy. The University of Manchester is represented on this interview panel by the Registrar and Chief Operating Officer or other appropriate representative.

MAV Board (Manchester Academy Venues Ltd & SU Commercial Board) to overall govern the subsidiary company and oversee all commercial activities and services, in accordance with the directions of the Trustee Board. Members are: Sara Khan, Ben Ward (CEO, MAV Company Secretary), Rebecca Eley, Elizabeth Haughton, Rana Phool Ur Rehman, Jake Garrett, Elizabeth Martin, Nicholas Matthews.

1. additional place is reserved for an ‘Industry Director’ with specialist expertise as required

The Ethics Panel: Meets only when ethical matters are referred to the Panel for further detailed scrutiny by the Trustee Board. Members are: Chloe Salins, Adam Haigh, Elizabeth Martin.

Student Engagement & Participation: This is a newly formed scrutiny committee (Approved by the Trustee Board on 26th September 2019) to provide oversight of the following: Democracy, Volunteering, Fundraising (Raise And Give), Societies, Safeguarding, Student Engagement and Development, Education and Advocacy, Advice Services. Members are:  Elizabeth Haughton, Adam Haigh, Jake Garrett, Katie Foy, Also in attendance will be appropriate staff, led by the Director of Student Engagement.

Schedule of Meetings for Trustee Board and Board Committees 2019-20

Trustee Board
18th July 2018 (including board induction)
26th September 2019 * (Board and Committees joint planning and strategy day)
12th December 2019 (Includes approval of audited annual accounts and annual report)
19 March 2020
14th May 2020
16th or 23rd July 2020 (To be confirmed, including new board training and induction)

Audit and Risk Committee
26th September 2019*
19th November 2019
26th February 2020
5th May 2020

People and Culture Committee
26th September 2019*
October 2019
4th March 2020
6th May 2019

Appointments Panel (For the recruitment and appointment of External and Student Trustees)
Dates to be arranged as required

MAV (Manchester Academy Venues Ltd) & Commercial Services Board
30th January 2020
22nd April 2020

Student Engagement & Participation
28th January 2020
23rd April 2010
2 other dates to be confirmed

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