The Governing Body is the main decision making body of the University. It has the ultimate responsibility for the strategic plans of the University, and for the deployment of resources.

The Governing Body monitors the overall performance of the University and holds the Vice-Chancellor accountable for effective and efficient management.

There are a minimum of 12 members of the Governing Body which include the Vice-Chancellor and three members of staff drawn from teaching and research staff, professional services staff and the Academic Council.  The representative of the student body is normally the President of the Students' Union. The remaining members are selected for their experience and interest. Nominations for Governors are regularly sought and are scrutinised by the Nominations, Staffing and Remuneration Committee.

The University of Greenwich is a company limited by guarantee and the Governing Body acts as the Board of Directors.

The University Secretary acts as Clerk to the Governing Body.

The Governing Body conducts its business through a number of committees which consider in depth the matters under their remit. The Governing Body currently has the following committees:

The Handbook for Governors provides Governors with information on the operations and management of the University and the Governing Body.

Minutes of meetings

Governing Body / University Court minutes

Archive of all minutes