Welcoming Bronwyn Hill CBE as Chair of our Governing Body


The Governing Body is the board responsible for the university's overall performance. Bronwyn took over from Marianne Ismail on 1 August.

Bronwyn Hill CBE Bronwyn (pictured) received a CBE for transport services in recognition of her contribution to national transport strategy, major projects and London's transport and was responsible for transport preparations for the 2012 Olympics.

She was Permanent Secretary at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in 2011, leading the organisation through transformational change and a series of crises, including the 2012-13 flooding.

Bronwyn joined the Governing Body in September 2017 and has served on the Finance Committee, Nominations, Staffing and Remuneration Committee and the Long Term Strategy group.

Outside work, Bronwyn is a keen rower and cyclist and loves the outdoors.

Going to university changed my life.  I want the same to be true for all our students.
Bronwyn Hill CBE, Chair of Governing Body

Outgoing Chair Marianne Ismail joined the Governing Body (then known as the Court) in 2008 and served for three terms as a Governor before becoming Chair in 2017.  

Marianne said: "It has been a pleasure and a privilege to be part of the Governing Body for the last 12 years. I am very honoured to have had the opportunity. I would like to thank all the Governors, the new chair Bronwyn and the Vice-Chancellor Jane for their support and I look forward to watching the university blossom under its new leadership."

Welcome as Chair Bronwyn, and thank you Marianne for all you have done for our university.