Board of Directors

To help us deliver our vision, we are currently seeking to appoint new independent Directors and Associate Directors to join an already high-performing board and contribute to our overall strategic direction and development. To find out more, our information pack can be found here:

University of Cumbria Directors Applicant Brief 2019

The deadline for applications is 4pm on Friday 14 June.

The University of Cumbria Board is responsible for the entire control and management of the institution. They approve budgets and expenditure, and determine the educational character and objectives of the institution, as well as ensuring the effective and efficient use of the university’s resources.

In accordance with good governance practice, the University Governance team maintains a Register of Interests for members of the Board of Directors, the Vice Chancellor's Executive and Senior Leaders' Team. This information is held in the University Governance office, and is available for public consultation. Members of the Board of Directors are requested to provide the information to us annually and to notify us if there is any change in the information. The summary Register of Interests for the Board of Directors and Vice Chancellor's Executive can be found here: Summary Register of Interests Unviersity Board VCE 2018-19.

Anyone wishing to contact the University Board of Directors, can do so through the Vice Chancellor’s Office in the first instance, by contacting Janine Whitfield

Julie Mennell, Vice Chancellor

Julie Mennell, PhD

  • Vice Chancellor
  • Board of Directors, The Senior Leaders Team, Vice Chancellor's Executive

Fiona Aiken

  • Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee
  • Board of Directors

David Allen

  • Chair of the Finance & Resources Committee
  • Board of Directors
 John Batty

John Batty

  • Board Director, University of Cumbria Board of Directors

Linda Challis

  • Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the Academic Governance Committee
  • Board of Directors

Jill Stannard

  • Chair of the Employment Policy Committee
  • Board of Directors
 Peter Yates

Peter Yates

  • Board Director, University of Cumbria Board of Directors
 Atta Hanfi

Atta Hanfi

  • Associate Director, University of Cumbria Board of Directors

Pam Tatlow

  • Associate Director
  • Board of Directors