The UoG SU Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees at UoG SU currently has 13 members.  These include four Officer Trustees, five External Trustees and four Student Trustees.  Trustees are essential to the effectiveness of the Students’ Union and have the ultimate legal responsibility for keeping the organisation focussed on its purpose and directing the strategy.  They also have financial oversight, are responsible for resources and are expected to ensure that the organisation stays within the law.

UoG SU Personal Profiles

Jeremy Davies – Chair of Board and External Trustee

30 years’ experience as a Director, Non- Executive and Trustee across a range of organisations including operating between Academia and Industry, focussing on the critical aspect of “practical application” of science and technology in a commercial environment; always recognising the importance, support and delivery of the development of all talent.  

Asha Sutton – Vice Chair of Board and Welfare and Diversity Officer

Asha graduated from the University of Gloucestershire with a First-Class Honours in Creative Writing and has always been very passionate about pastoral care for young people. As Welfare Officer, Asha represents over 9000 students at the University, through the Students' Union, on all matters relating to Welfare, Mental Health, Diversity and Inclusion.  Asha is a Director of the charity of the Students' Union, sitting on the Board of Trustees to make important decisions on matters of finance, accounts and overall running of the charity. Asha contributes to what direction the charity is going in.

Aimee Jones - Education and Community Officer

Aimee is the SU Education and Community officer and represents over 9000 students, dealing with matters relating to education.  She is lobbying to strengthen feedback loops and increase value for money and highlights the advice and support available to students.  

Charlotte McFarland - Activities and Opportunities Officer

Charlotte is an enthusiastic, dedicated and hardworking individual.  A mature team worker and adaptable to all challenging situations.  She has a proactive and dynamic approach to work with a creative yet decisive mind when solving problems.  Charlotte is outgoing and tactful and able to listen effectively in situations.

Nikki Greenway – External Trustee

Nikki has served on the Board since 2018 and by day is an IT Leader in the public/charity sectors.  As a student in the late 80s and early 90s, she served on the Keele SU executive as well as on the NUS National Lesbian and Gay and Executive Committees.

Connie Price – External Trustee

Connie’s career has taken her across the world to work with students, artists, professionals, and community leaders. Her experience included working in Nigeria, South Africa, and the UK on a programme for young people in 44 countries. She has escaped riots and found friends in unlikely places. Connie originally trained as an archaeologist, then as a librarian and finally a leader and programme manager. Proof that education is a journey and not just a destination!

Laura Batty – External Trustee

Laura is a strategic communications specialist with experience across the HE sector, first as an elected Officer at the LSE Students’ Union, at the National Union of Students as their Press Officer, and later, at the Universities and Colleges Employers’ Association and as a member of the Strategic Leadership Team at Universities UK. 

Angela McNaught – External Trustee

Angela is a certified accountant (FCCA) with more than 30 years’ experience working in a variety of financial roles. She holds a BSc in Geography and Geology awarded by the University of Gloucestershire (College of St Paul & St Mary 1986). She has held a number of charity Audit Committee Chair & Trustee appointments.

Gary Foxley – Student Trustee

Gary is a first year Mental Health student nurse at the University of Gloucestershire, an alumnus of Gloucestershire and Bangor University with a background in care, education and psychology.  He is passionate about normalising the spectrum of Mental Health, community development and travel.  He currently works, alongside his study, with NHS providers, charitable organisations and Union groups. He is involved in a handful of UoG clubs and societies.  

Huthayfa Abd’Ar-Rahman Patel – Student Trustee

Huthayfa is a BSc Cyber and Computer Security student at the University of Gloucestershire.  As a Student Trustee his aim is to provide a student's perspective to different University of Gloucestershire board related matters.

Billy Wassell – Student Trustee

Billy is currently an Ecology and Environmental Science undergraduate at the University, originally from Birmingham.  Billy’s analytical and critical thinking brings a fresh, creative approach to both the Board as a whole and the Audit and Risk Committee.  Billy finds it a real pleasure to be involved in such a wonderful institution with such a diverse group of Trustees.

Georgie Kerssenbrock – Student Trustee

Georgie is a Student Trustee for the SU Board and a Level Five Film Production student at the University of Gloucestershire.  Along with being passionate about making films she is also keen to raise awareness of both the importance of the arts and the creative industry and underrepresented creatives. 

In Attendance

Josh Clare - Staff

Emma Boobyer - Staff

Karen Hill - Staff

Board Minutes

22 June 2021