Kate is one of the 12 independent members of the Board, a member since 1 August 2007. She is a member of the Employment, Nominations, Staff Appeals and Student Appeals Committees.
Kate is the Director of Amnesty International UK, a position she has held since 2000.
A graduate of Brasenose College, Oxford; awarded an honorary fellowship of the College in 2006. Before joining Amnesty International she was the Deputy Chief Executive of the Refugee Council. Kate has also worked in local government (at the GLC, Haringey LBC and the Association of County Councils), and was a scientific officer at the SSRC.
Marc is one of the 12 independent members of the Board, a member since 1 August 2015. Marc is a member of the Finance and Infrastructure, Nominations and Student Affairs Committees. He is an alumnus of the university, having graduated in 1998 with a BA (Hons) Management Studies with French degree.
Marc is currently Senior Vice-President – Head of Global Business Development at Aimia Inc (a global leader in loyalty management, listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange). In this role, he leads the team who plan and execute the expansion of Aimia’s strategy into new territories worldwide. Prior to joining Aimia, he held various posts at American Express Europe Ltd, including Vice-President and Head of Business Development for their European business, from graduation in 1998 until March 2013.
Marc is a resident of Brighton and Hove, having remained in the city following his graduation from the School of Service Sector Management.
Trevor is one of the 12 independent members of the Board, a member since 1 August 2014. He is a member of the Disbursement Advisory Group, the Finance and Infrastructure Committee and the Staff Appeals Committee. Trevor is currently Chief Executive of the South Downs National Park, with an in-depth knowledge of the environment, planning, housing and regeneration and a long track record as an Executive Board Director.
He graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in Economics and Politics, taking urban economics as a specialist subject. He spent 10 years (1988-1997) as Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Local Government and Inner Cities, having entered the Civil Service in 1978 (Department of Transport). He was a member of a small core team which established English Partnerships and subsequently became its Southern Regional Director. He is also a member of the Greater Brighton Economic Board
Dr Yvonne Ann Burne, OBE
Yvonne is one of the 12 independent members of the Board, a member since 1 August 2007. She is a member of the Student Affairs and Student Appeals Committees.
Yvonne’s career in education includes twenty years of headship at two leading girls’ independent schools – St Helen’s, Northwood and The City of London School for Girls. Since 2007 she has worked as an adviser on head appointments and has a strong track record in making appointments at senior levels in schools. She also works as a change management consultant, an appraiser of heads, a mentor for heads and was an adviser on the merger of two schools for the Girls’ Day School Trust. She is a Director of Radnor House. She is a Senior Consultant for RSAcademics.
Yvonne is currently Governor and Chair of Education at Berkhamsted and Haberdashers’ Schools, as well as being a Governor of the University of Brighton and a member of the Wolfson Foundation Education Panel, the body responsible for advising on grants in science and ICT in schools across the country. She is a patron of the Charity Tomorrow’s Achievers. Yvonne was awarded an OBE in 2008 for Services to Education.
As well as having worked in educational publishing as a writer and commissioning editor, Yvonne is committed to diversity and equality, working to raise the aspirations and achievements of young people through a range of outreach and partnership activities in London boroughs.
Rosalynde Lowe, CBE
Rosalynde is one of the 12 independent members of the Board, a member since August 2008. She is Chair of the Student Affairs Committee and a member of the Employment and Student Appeals Committees.
Rosalynde has spent her career working in the NHS, and healthcare generally in a variety of roles, including acute, community and mental healthcare, in the UK and internationally. She has been a clinician, manager and chief executive.
Rosalynde was a member of the Audit Commission from 1995–2001. She has been a Trustee of the Queen's Nursing Institute Council since 2001 and was its Chair from 2002–2012.
She chaired a Review of Health Visiting for the Chief Nurse and Secretary of State in 2007.
She has worked as an advisor to the World Health Organisation (WHO) on health systems development in Romania, and Serbia and Montenegro; chaired an expert working group on nurse education for the Council of Europe; and run two projects developing community nursing in Moscow with Age Concern England and the Moscow Red Cross. Rosalynde was awarded a CBE for services to nursing and healthcare in 2011.
Stephen is one of 12 independent members of the Board and has been a member since August 2008. He is chair of the Employment Committee and the Research Complex Circumstances Committee (for the Research Excellence Framework), and a member of the Remuneration Committee (for the Research Excellence Framework), the Professorial Board, and the Staff and Student Appeals Committees.
He is a graduate of the university’s (formerly Brighton Polytechnic) Brighton Business School with a Business Studies BA.
Stephen has held senior human resources positions and directorships in the private sector. He has been employed with NYSE: Willis Group Holdings since 1996, and served as group, board and operating Committee director as well as a remuneration Committee member and registered Financial Services Authority (FSA) member for Willis UK Ltd.
He has also worked with S.C. Johnson & Son Inc in North America, Europe and Africa, Grand Metropolitan, Xerox Corporation and the Ford Motor Company Ltd.
During his career he has been appointed to various associations:
- Fellow of the CIPD
- Member of the American Society of Human Resource Managers
- Member of the International Human Resources Society
- Member of the Institute of Directors.
He has held a number of non-executive directorships including the Ministry of Defence Tri-Services Strategic Personnel Board.
Stephen currently advises small business and individuals on employment and total remuneration matters. He is a Director Trustee of the Johnson Wax Ltd Retirement and Life Assurance Plan. He also acts as a mentor to university students and graduates, as well as supporting the development of young people through organisations such as the National Trust and other voluntary groups.
Jacqueline is one of the 12 independent members of the Board, a member since 1 August 2014. She is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Employment and Staff Appeals Committees.
Jacqueline is Head of the European Commission's Representation in the UK, responsible for representing the European Commission and reporting to it. She has overall responsibility for the UK Representation and the activities of the three Offices in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and is the Commission's Spokesperson in the UK. A lawyer by training she began her career in the European Institutions at the Court of Justice in 1984. She moved to the European Commission in 1987 to work on the recognition of diplomas and later had a second spell at the Court working as referendaire to two British judges. She rejoined the Commission in 1992.
Dr Tim Simpson
Tim is one of the 12 independent members of the Board, a member since November 2007. He was Chair of the Finance and Employment Committee from 2008 to 2014; member of the Audit and Student Appeals Committees and member of the Remuneration and Student Appeals Committees.
Tim was Vice-President of Operations for Qualcomm UK (a developer of mobile phone technology) from 2004 until retirement in 2007. Prior to 2004 he was employed as Strategy and Marketing Director for Marconi Communications (1998-2000) and as Director and Head of Consulting at Trigenix Ltd (2000-2004). He also worked in senior management positions with various companies and spent eight years as a management consultant. Tim was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was awarded a BA (Hons) Mathematics (First Class), at the University of Lancaster (MA Operational Research) and at Colorado State University where he gained a PhD in mathematics/computing in 1975. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He was previously an independent member of the governing body of De Montfort University, during which time he served as Chair of the Audit Committee, Chair of the HR Committee, a member of the Appointment Committee for a new Vice-Chancellor and a member of the Remuneration Committee. He is also Chair of Centrastage Ltd.
Tim is a trustee of Eduserv.
Julian van Kan
Julian is one of the 12 independent members of the Board, a member since 1 August 2014. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee. Julian has worldwide investment banking experience. He is currently Head of the Financial Institutions Group (Europe, Middle East and Africa) at BNP Paribas, based in London, and has worked at a number of banks since 1981. He has held a number of directorships and memberships including: the Worshipful Company of International Bankers; the Loan Market Association; and the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals. In the past he has been directly involved in lecturing in economics and law relating to banking at the former City of London Polytechnic. He also undertakes volunteering activities, including being a mentor for sixth-form students, and was a key contributor to Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf's manifesto for the City of London.
Janey is one of the 12 independent members of the Board, a member since 1 August 2014. She is a member of the Finance and Infrastructure Committee.
Janey is Managing Director of the Indie Training Fund, a not-for-profit organisation providing tv training for production companies and freelancers, and she is a non-executive member of the content board at Ofcom advising on editorial standards and regulation in broadcasting.
Previously Managing Editor and Head of Education at Channel 4, she has senior editorial and commercial experience in television, digital media and education. She developed and launched IGGY (a global online network for gifted students aged 13 to 18) at the University of Warwick. She graduated from the University of York with a degree in history/politics. She has won a number of awards including an international Emmy and the Fellowship of the Royal Television Society. She is a Trustee of the University of Brighton Academies Trust.