Trustees & Governance

Trustee Board:

The Trustee Board is responsible for ensuring the financial stability of the GSA and that none of the decisions made by the Association or Executive are illegal in nature. The board meets at least once every academic term unless certain issues require otherwise.

The Board is responsible for overseeing the administration and management of the Association, including the budget of the Association (subject to approval of the University if required under the Education Act 1994), management, and staffing of the Association.

The composition of the Board is:

  • All the Principal Officers of the Association (ex officio)
  • Four Student Trustees, elected to the Board from the membership of the GSA
  • Three appointed External Trustees (appointed for three-year terms of office)

Members of the Trustee Board:

4 x Student Trustees:

  • Patrick Johnson
  • Amy Mitchell
  • Ambar Sheikh
  • *Vacant*

Sabbatical Officers:

  • President – Mardan Nasier
  • VP Academic – Cytherea Shen
  • VP Wellbeing & Community – Aurora Zhang

External Trustees:

  • Simon Sanderson (Chair of Board)
  • Ali Chahine
  • Dom Smithies
  • Sinead Daly
  • Graham Briscoe