About the university

Membership of the Governing Body

Independent Governors (10)

Bronwyn Hill CBE (Chair of Governing Body)

Former Permanent Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.  Has over 30 years' experience of public service, primarily in Whitehall, including Board level in the Department of Transport.  Her experience includes strategy, organisation change, major infrastructure projects, finance, commercial decisions and policy for transport and the environment. Since 2016, a non-executive in the public and voluntary sector, in higher education, sport, heritage and the environment.  Lead Non-Executive at The Royal Parks charity and Director of the Trafalgar 2011 Trust Ltd.

https://www.gre.ac.uk/articles/public-relations/welcoming-bronwyn-hill-cbe.

Chair of the Governing Body since August 2020.  Member of the Nominations, Staffing and Governance Committee and Remuneration Committee and attends Finance Committee ex-officio.

2nd extended term of office ending 31.8.2023.

Richard Hicks 

Director of Place and Deputy Chief Executive, Medway Council, with responsibility for frontline services, culture and community, regeneration and communications and marketing.  Has held a number of roles at Medway Council since its inception in 1998.  Before then he has worked in a range of positions across Kent County Council, both at corporate and service level..

Member of the Nominations, Staffing and Governance Committee and Remuneration Committee.

1st term of office ending 31.8.2023.

Tricia King

Previously Vice-President, Global Engagement, Council for Advancement and Support of Education.  Previously Pro-Vice Master, Strategic Engagement at Birkbeck University of London between 2007-2015.

Member of the Nominations, Staffing and Governance Committee and Remuneration Committee.

3rd term of appointment ending 31.8.2025.

Denise Larnder (Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee)

A former financial services audit partner with Ernst & Young who now sits as a non-executive director on the boards of Allianz UK and ReAssure Group.

Member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

3rd term of office ending 31.8.2025.

Craig McWilliam (Vice-Chair of Governing Body)

Chief Executive, The Arch Company.  Former Programme Director, New Hospital Programme and NHS Capacity Delivery Director, NHS England, 2020-21.  Former Chief Executive Officer, Grosvenor, Britain & Ireland (privately owned global property business) 2010-2020.  Previously Managing Director, Fortress Investment Group (listed US private equity business) 1999-2010.

Member of the Finance Committee.

2nd term of office ending 31.8.2023.

Aruna Mehta

Experienced non-ex Director.  Financial Services executive with 25 years' experience at blue chip companies (JP Morgan, Northern Trust) and a career which focussed on risk, governance and controls in the banking and financial sectors.

Member of the Audit and Risk Committee, the Nominations, Staffing and Governance Committee and Remuneration Committee.

1st term of office ending 31.8.2023.

Murray Orr (Chair of the Finance Committee)

Vice Chairman, EMEA M&A, JP Morgan - A qualified Chartered Accountant with over 35 years experience in the financial services industry.  Trustee Board Member at the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Member of the Finance Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

3rd term of office ending ending 31.8.2025.

Sushil Saluja

A senior business leader and advisor based in London with over 30 years' experience at Accenture in Europe, Asia and USA.  His career has focussed on international business, technology-led transformation and education.  A Trustee of the British Council.

Member of the Finance Committee.(currently not active).

1st term of office ending 31.8.2023.

Ameet Sharma

Technology Risk Consultant.  Co-Leader of IT Internal Audit Outsourcing for Financial Services, Grant Thornton.  Previously Director, Head of Assurance & Issues Remediation Governance, Barclays Bank.

Member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

2nd term of office ending 31.8.2025.

Elizabeth Sideris (Chair of the Nominations, Staffing and Governance Committee and Remuneration Committee)

Former Executive Director of Human Resources for Medical Research Council and Cancer Research UK.  Non-executive director,  UnLtd.

Member of the Nominations, Staffing and Governance Committee and Remuneration Committee.

2nd term of office ending 31.8.2024.

Staff Governors (3)

Professor Anastasios Maragiannis

Head of School of Design, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Greenwich.

Member of the Finance Committee.

1st term of office ending 31.8.2024.

Sara Ragab

Assistant Director, Student Services, Directorate of Student & Academic Services, University of Greenwich.

Member of the Nominations, Staffing and Governance Committee.

2nd (final) term of office ending 31.8.2023.

Vice-Chancellor

Professor Jane Harrington

Vice-Chancellor, University of Greenwich (ex-officio).

Chair of the Academic Council; member of the Finance Committee; member of the Nominations, Staffing and Governance Committee.

Student Governor

Yasinur Rashid Jabed

President, Greenwich Students' Union, University of Greenwich.

1st term of office – Elected as President, Greenwich Students' Union. Appointment as student representative ends 30.6.2023.